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Changes Coming to NASCAR?

It has just come to my attention that NASCAR’s Brian France has decided to do away with the restrictor plates on the Superspeedways such as Daytona and Talladega. For years fans have been complaining about the quality of racing at such events. NASCAR has also been worried about cars becoming airborne and flying into the catch fences or even the grand stands.

For decades NASCAR has considered that the race cars were just too fast to be safe. Over the years this has resulted in the extinction of  various aero dynamic modifications, stock bodies and the eventual elimination of the big block engines. As the cars continued to increase in speed at the Superspeedways restrictor plates, spoilers, wings, roof flaps, spliters and other devices were added to keep the cars from taking flight. Reluctant to further reduce horsepower or further modify race car bodies, I have it on weak authority, that a new program of camper trailer racing is being considered by Brian France. It is his belief that the added weight and air drag will slow the cars sufficiently that no other modifications will be necessary and that it may even be possible to remove the hated restrictor plates.camper2

The France proposal is being quietly tested outside the US and has the potential to slow the cars while adding much needed excitement to the racing. It is also no secret that many of the NASCAR fans are also campers, many of whom camp out at the race track during weekend events. This new innovative proposal also has the added benefit of creating much larger surface areas on the trailers for increased sponsor advertising. This could even bring new potential sponsors to the races.

As alluded to previously, I have been told by at least one anonymous race fan, who was almost sober, that we will soon see camper trailer racing at Daytona and Talladega! The new rules for these events are simple. Each race team must attach a camper trailer to their car’s rear bumper and every car must finish the race with some part of the trailer still attached to the race car at the checkered flag. There will be no more suspicious Yellow Flag for debris.

It is believed that the added weight and aero drag will slow the cars considerably and that the added evasive maneuvers to avoidother cars and debris will add considerably to fan interest.

We have just obtained a secret video of a test/demonstration race. What are your thoughts?

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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