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#21 mikemodeler

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

Considering Roger consolidated his racing operations here in NC, I am guessing he will use the facilities and the people from the engine shop to improve his racing teams in some capacity if they are not building Dodge engines.

Sad to hear that Dodge will be leaving NASCAR, but the reality is they have been holding on by a thread since RPM went Ford 3 years ago and were down to Penske.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

Considering Roger consolidated his racing operations here in NC, I am guessing he will use the facilities and the people from the engine shop to improve his racing teams in some capacity if they are not building Dodge engines.

Sad to hear that Dodge will be leaving NASCAR, but the reality is they have been holding on by a thread since RPM went Ford 3 years ago and were down to Penske.


That is true, for the past few years, Dodge has had three cars in the cup series, two Penske, and one from Robby Gordon, and he has all but pulled out of NASCAR, but Dodge did this to them selves, they never really funded, or helped fund the teams since really the Everham days going back to 2001.

I think Fiat wants to use the money from the NASCAR program and put towards they other racing programs

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:46 PM

Negative, RPM (Richard Petty Motorsports) is in the Ford camp, and has been for the last three years, and get their engines and chassis's from Roush Fenway racing


Well you can tell I don't pay much attention to NASCAR and more into ALMS. My bad for lack of knowledge. :P

Edited by bigphoto, 07 August 2012 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

Well you can tell I don't pay much attention to NASCAR and more into ALMS. My bad for lack of knowledge. :P


No worries ;)

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

Dodge was worried about being competive when they got back into nascar when daimler own it. Dodge was competive and it helped thier sales. Now with the charger and challenger l have no ldea unless its fiat why they are getting out. is nascar as popular as it use to be ?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:25 AM

I won't be able to tell. I suppose their will be a bunch of Dodge stickers left over! Do NASCAR engines use any OEM parts or are they all aftermarket or race only?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:35 AM

Nissau? :blink:


Jagaur? :blink:

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:45 AM

I won't be able to tell. I suppose their will be a bunch of Dodge stickers left over! Do NASCAR engines use any OEM parts or are they all aftermarket or race only?


No, IIRC they're made specifically for NASCAR use. but have to have factory part numbers to make them "production" engines.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:04 AM

Dodge/Chrysler/Fiat is just "clearing the air" while they tool up their new NASCAR racing car/platform effort.


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:rolleyes:

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:15 AM

Dodge/Chrysler/Fiat is just "clearing the air" while they tool up their new NASCAR racing car/platform effort.


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:rolleyes:


I'd still like to get my hands on the RC version of that little guy that Tamiya makes!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

Dodge/Chrysler/Fiat is just "clearing the air" while they tool up their new NASCAR racing car/platform effort.


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:rolleyes:


That could provide nore interesting racing than what we have right now! :lol:

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

No, IIRC they're made specifically for NASCAR use. but have to have factory part numbers to make them "production" engines.


That sums up all that is wrong with NASCAR. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:59 PM

No, IIRC they're made specifically for NASCAR use. but have to have factory part numbers to make them "production" engines.


I dont think that is right, I am going to have to look it up, what makes them production engines, is that the manufactures make the block, and heads, that is where the production comes from

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

That could provide nore interesting racing than what we have right now! :lol:


In the races we run at the HTU I work at, the cars like that are one of the more popular classes we have!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:36 AM

I won't be able to tell. I suppose their will be a bunch of Dodge stickers left over! Do NASCAR engines use any OEM parts or are they all aftermarket or race only?

ever see a v8 ,16 valve,pushrod, carberated toyota on the lot?

Edited by mistermodel, 09 August 2012 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:48 AM

ever see a v8 ,16 valve,pushrod, carberated toyota on the lot?

They started using FI in 2012...no more carbs!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:54 AM

They started using FI in 2012...no more carbs!

only in cup.nationwide and trucks still use carbs

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:47 AM

It is sad that dodge left, iam a dodge fan, have 3 of them sitting in my yard right now,

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

is nascar as popular as it use to be ?


No it's not. The genius behind the wheel, Brian France has given up on the idea of racing as a sport and more entertainment. In the boom of the 90's went Nascar went from the hardcore fan base to the general public, all kinds of stupid things were introduced to make the "Show" more entertaining Also big money started ruling Nascar.

So now that the Nascar fad is over with, you have long time fans who are sick of,

All the new 1.5mile cookie cutter tracks while abandoning some of the great short tracks.
Spec cars
Top 35 rule
The biggest blunder of them all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the Chase.

So there are a LOT of old fans that couldn't give a rats hind end about Nascar.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

No it's not. The genius behind the wheel, Brian France has given up on the idea of racing as a sport and more entertainment. In the boom of the 90's went Nascar went from the hardcore fan base to the general public, all kinds of stupid things were introduced to make the "Show" more entertaining Also big money started ruling Nascar.

So now that the Nascar fad is over with, you have long time fans who are sick of,

All the new 1.5mile cookie cutter tracks while abandoning some of the great short tracks.
Spec cars
Top 35 rule
The biggest blunder of them all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the Chase.

So there are a LOT of old fans that couldn't give a rats hind end about Nascar.


I have to agree. As one of the old fans, the 1.5 mile tracks are killing the sport, along with everything else mentioned above. They wanted big tracks for big crowds but now the stands are half empty at any given race. Bring back the short tracks, let them run real cars, and if you're fast enough you qualify. If not you watch from the stands.