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So I'm watching the NASCAR race on Fox tonight, or rather Cops since the race was rain-delayed. Now it seems simple to me, carry a set of treaded tires, in addition to the slicks, so the race can start even during rain. Mind you I'm aware that slicks are better for grip, but what's the bias againsted treads? It's not like they're doing a lot of cornering - its only left turns on soft grades - treads can hold on that.
 

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I don't care is there is 4' of snow on the track, they should throw on some chunky tires and keep going.
 

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^^is what i'm saying. why can't nascar do that?
 

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Well....considering how fast those cars go, I think it'd be much more deadly than usual :eek:

it'd make for good tv though :rolleyes:
 

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Not all NASCAR track are just Oval/Cirlcles... second...they need all the grip they can get with the speeds and the lightness of the cars... they need to stick to the track as much as possible, or you might as just watch ppl slide around on ice and bust their ass.
 

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hmmm daytona, is a really fast track first off

second the turns are now smaller due to new safer barries so less actaul racing track

and cars going abut 170 into the corners 3 wide wouldnt be the best idea in the rain

they crash enough they dont need any more help

Sorry Big Nascar fan, I had to stand up for it
 

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glad i got good answers...it never made sense to me how they couldn't just use treaded tires when rain delays happen -- the jet car that passed the sound barrier on land used treaded tires on dirt when it did it. Thanx for the replies peeps.

edit: but I've never seen a NASCAR race that wasn't on an ovalesque track that didn't make left turns only...what races should I watch that don't do that? I know IRL races have various tracks, especially the Toyota GP in Long Beach.
 

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Well....considering how fast those cars go, I think it'd be much more deadly than usual :eek:

it'd make for good tv though :rolleyes:

Indy and CART cars go faster, and they have an open cockpit, and they still run in the rain...this is why nascar is a pansy "sport"

they run what like 2 road track races duing the season Watkins Glen and Sears Point? the season is rediculously long, Febuary to November, and they only manage 2 tracks that have right turns?
 

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indy races always appealed more to me than Nascar, maybe because suspension mattered, and you got Honda and Toyota engines competing against Ferrari and Mercedes engines. Nuthin like knowing that the JDMs can run against and beat the Germans, plus some races they do on city streets. You'll never see NASCAR riding around on Pacific Coast Highway.
 

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glad i got good answers...it never made sense to me how they couldn't just use treaded tires when rain delays happen -- the jet car that passed the sound barrier on land used treaded tires on dirt when it did it. Thanx for the replies peeps.

edit: but I've never seen a NASCAR race that wasn't on an ovalesque track that didn't make left turns only...what races should I watch that don't do that? I know IRL races have various tracks, especially the Toyota GP in Long Beach.
Also you have to remember that unless other types of auto racing the use of brakes in NASCAR is very very limited, and the tires they use get superhot afteronly 15-20mins of racing from them pushing it.
 

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Indy and CART cars go faster, and they have an open cockpit, and they still run in the rain...this is why nascar is a pansy "sport"

they run what like 2 road track races duing the season Watkins Glen and Sears Point? the season is rediculously long, Febuary to November, and they only manage 2 tracks that have right turns?
Thats just like comparing MotoX to Superbike

yeah, but look at the profile... Indy cars have a much lower stance and are forced to the ground more than NASCAR.

Have you ever noticed Indy cars usually go flying father and higher in the air when they crash campored to NASCAR?

Or how about the fact that when they wheel hop the turns they go flying through the car?.... Lets see a NASCAR car or truck do that as much as an open wheel car (OWC).

Third, look at how the are made... OWC have the engine in the back and the front are more aerodynamic to help, where as NASCAR are stock vehicles shells.
 

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another reason formula one is the best: they run in monsoon conditions.:D

the main reason why you can't use slicks in the rain is cause the rain brings all of the grease and oil stuck in the track to the top. it's like trying to drive a car at 180 mph on a lake of oil. not very fun...
 

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As a NASCAR fan I would love to see them run in the rain. Sure the lap times would slow way down (and be safe), but the racing would still be close. I dig F1 racing for the pure HP and technology but damn near every race i've seen in the past 10 years has been a blowout? You can't beat a 15,000 rpm 4 stroke!
 

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Stevethecleric said:
Indy and CART cars go faster, and they have an open cockpit, and they still run in the rain...this is why nascar is a pansy "sport"
:disappoin

lower to the ground, weigh less, dont take turns at 170+ , their engines are meant to produce loads of horsepower NOT low rpm torque, if a stock car was to go around a turn like that he would be in the dirt rain or shine and notify me if you see them run at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway in the rain at 210 or 220 .:rolleyes:
 

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Stevethecleric said:
Indy and CART cars go faster, and they have an open cockpit, and they still run in the rain...this is why nascar is a pansy "sport"

they run what like 2 road track races duing the season Watkins Glen and Sears Point? the season is rediculously long, Febuary to November, and they only manage 2 tracks that have right turns?
dude, I don't know jack about nascar :eek::
I should just stick to F1 and WRC :D
 
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