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Old 08-12-2017, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Economy Racing in NASCAR

I shot this video with the Richard Childress Racing team at Pocono Raceway a couple of weeks ago. Winning in NASCAR = managing your fuel.


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Old 08-14-2017, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As soon as NASCAR starts becoming more fuel endurance and less 'fast as you can' racing they will start thowing caution flags every 40 laps to make the fuel economy moot. They already throw questionable debris cautions toward the end of long races that haven't seen many cautions. They want a pack of cars and photo finishes at the end. I hate it, I like the old days where the crews and engineers that did the most work all preseason long could end up lapping the entire field.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Driving SKILLS & STRATEGIES would become VERY important when they "seal" the tanks and must run the whole race on a set amount of fuel.

Where are the old MOBILFuel Economy runs when we could today use them?

2014 Toyota Prius 1.8L eCVT
2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L/SFI 4A
2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L/MFI 4A

2011 Chevrolet LTZ Cruze 1.4LT 6A
1971 Dodge Charger 318 3A
1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda 340/6BBL 4M
1968 Dodge Charger 383 3A
1967 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 383 4M
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