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7/26/08 4:53 P

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That's the way NASCAR has been forever, it seems like. You know the old saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", well NASCAR seems to want to fix something that is running completely fine and then the next thing you know we have a great big mess and somebody like Tony has to open his big mouth and tell NASCAR where to get off. It seems as he is the only one with guts enough to do that.

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Must be true, my daughter and husband said the same thing

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7/25/08 9:46 P

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Oh, knowing them, they probably will do it to the Cup series. Ya know, kinda goes back to ... hmmmm.... what? Kenseth won a championship and only won ONE race? WELL, we MUST do something about the points system... you know, the one that worked just fine for how many years.

You know, it's typical that one or two teams will enjoy some dominance for a while.. but eventually the other teams will catch up. NASCAR just wants to interfere and claim "they fixed it". Okay, whatever.

I know that sounds bitter, lol. It's just... typical on their part.

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7/25/08 8:21 A

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Thanks for helping me understand that all. If it works in the nationwide, do you think they will eventually do it in the Sprint.

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7/24/08 9:57 P

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The results of the horsepower test was 1. 99 2. 18 3.& 4. Ford cars( I can't remember which)5. 20
The car that everyone is complaining about is only 5th in line with the amount of horse power. The 99 car( with the most horse power) isn't anywhere near dominating the series. The other toyata cars who aren't anywhere near the top are also have horse power taken away, such as Mike Wallace.
It is a bit confusing!!! Most of the sports analyst are saying it's unfair and Nascar is punishing Toyota for actually hard.

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7/24/08 9:01 P

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Hate to admit it, but this is confusing me - no matter the serier... hmm, gotta think about this!

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OK, first of all this is only in the Nationwide (Busch) series and not in the Sprint cup. And yes, they seem to be penalizing the Toyotas for running so good this year. Over the years I have seen them do the same thing to other manufacturers...whether it was changing the bumpers, to changing heights on a car, etc...all in the name of parity. That is the whole reason they essentially went to the COT...so all the cars would be exactly alike.

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7/24/08 3:32 P

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They say it is to make it more even with the other cars. According to NASCAR Toyota has an advantage in horsepower. Apparently, they think that is why Toyota's have won so many races this year. Hmmmm...they didn't win that many races last year. So, what about drivers? Couldn't it be the drivers that are getting the Toyotas winning? DH was reading the article to me last night.

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Hhhm I'll get back to you on that Aunty D (I just love your name...LOL). I will have to read up on why they are doing this...is this going to be at all tracks?

Jan

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I just read where nascar has asked teams to put a smaller restricter on their motors... in Toyotas case they will lose 15 points of power. Here is my question.. Do you think this will hurt the Toyoa teams or make all teams equal in horsepower. emoticon

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