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Harvicks Crew Tossed Again


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yeah a rule violation for harvick in qualifying means he goes to the back of the pack, crew chief is tossed, and they will get fined

 

hendrick cars finish 1,2 in a RACE with heigth and shock issues and there is no penalty, no fine, no nothing, only a rule clarification for a race in 2 weeks

 

thats the biggest steaming pile of horse manure ive ever seen

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The shock deal was not cheating. They had lots of rebound and lots of shock pressure. When the shocks get hot, the internal pressure increases on its own. So when temperatures settle, the car also settles and lowers if it has a lot of rebound. Now they have lowered the maximum pressures to prevent this from happening. So it was not cheating, just doing what you should, push the envelope.

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TSRS is correct here, the Hendrick team found something with internal pressures and caught everyone else with their pants down, including Nascar. Naturally, Nascar doesn't like anyone to get one up on them, so they will add a maximum static pressure to the rule book.

Shocks have become just about the most important thing in the setup of an oval track car. Cup teams have personnel who do nothing but build and dyno shock packages all day.

All the fast late models around here either have a shock dyno, or access to one through a builder such as Advanced Racing , Revolution, or QA1. And you would not believe the amount of information contained on a dyno sheet for a shock.

I think it is safe to say that Eddy Wallace, who I help, spends as much time at his shock dyno as he does on the entire rest of the setup.

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the cars failed post race inspection, FAILED, nascar gave them time for their cars to settle so they could pass inspection

 

do you honestly think if the same thing had happened to harvick at dover they would have given his team time to let the car settle ?

 

if your local race track inspector allowed an extra amount of time for the winning car to pass inspection how many of you would go ape crazy ?

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if your local race track inspector allowed an extra amount of time for the winning car to pass inspection how many of you would go ape crazy ?

 

Actually happens all the time. Especially when they p&g a motor. Check them hot, they will be bigger than when they are cold. This happened a few years back with a Nascar engine, I think out of Rusty's car. When they initially checked it, it was big; after it cooled off, it read good.

We also rock the car to settle the springs and shocks, and like Modracer stated, they realign the car on the scales to ensure the readings are correct.

 

And remember, one violation on Harvick's car might not have been so bad, but three different violations by a crew chief who had been suspended already once this year is clearly going over the limit.

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The intent on the shock deal was to get as much rebound as possible, they did not know when the shocks heated, it would effect the ride height for a cool down time. The ride height was correct at the start of the race. Harvicks stuff was obvious that the INTENT was to go around stated rules. I am not a Harvick, Busch or Johnson fan. Just a TSRS fan.

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