Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bud Shootout Practice Crash

NASCAR continues its relentless futile efforts to kill the two car tandems and bring back pack racing, with predictable results. Tony Stewart tried pushing Kurt Busch in the corners, but it didn't quite work.

Expect to see something similar in tonight's Bud Shootout.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

2-Car Tandems Are Here to Stay... For Now

In case you were wondering if the use of 2 car tandems (AKA "love bug racing") was more of a cultural change among drivers, or a purely technological one, the last 3 laps of the Continental Tire Challenge Series ST class at Daytona earlier this month was determined by Kias and Mazdas linking up to draft past each other on the NASCAR portions of the track.

Keep that in mind as NASCAR continues to futilely fiddle with the vehicles leading up to the Daytona 500.

Yeah. I hate to tell you if you aren't a fan of the 2 car bump draft maneuver, but we aren't going back to the way things were. At least we won't until the track really wears in and gets rougher 5-10 years from now.