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Changes coming to improve the car-of-tomorrow? That's what NASCAR is saying


  
Denny Hamlin: NASCAR is promising changes to improve the COT (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

  

   By Mike Mulhern
   mikemulhern.net

   POCONO, Pa.
   Drivers says NASCAR officials are telling them now changes are coming with controversial car-of-tomorrow, but no one seems to know what NASCAR might do, or when.
    "I think they're going to go look into the engines -- to maybe reduce horsepower," Denny Hamlin says.
   "Maybe do something to the cars…but it's tough to say whether they're going to add downforce or take it all away. 
    "But I think they are going to make changes to the car. And I think it's going to be after a lot of meetings with team engineers and finding out what we need to do to make them better."
   Two of the biggest problems with the new  COT is --- that it doesn't want to turn in the corners, so teams are doing really farout things with the chassis to help it turn (once reason apparently for some of the Dover tire issues); and that it has such a high center-of-gravity and so much right-side weight that it eats up right-side tires.
    Kyle Busch says "I'd like to see NASCAR do something to help these cars – either by taking 100 pounds out of these cars, or taking some right-side weight out.
   "We've all gotten smarter in building these cars, and now we all have maybe 200 pounds of lead, or rather tungsten, in the car (as ballast)."
  

they can do whatever they

they can do whatever they want to improve the performance of the cot, it is still ugly and doesnt look at all like a "stock car". the cot is the prime reason the races are now boring, as david pearson said in an interview on trackside,"they have way too many rules".

they need to make the teams make the bodies look like real street cars, like the old days. people can better relate to that than some morphed "brick" like the cot.

NASCAR needs to add far more

NASCAR needs to add far more downforce than these cars presently have, downforce that will not only make them secure to the track but also require the drivers to speed up to go faster. The myth about "slow down to go faster" being better racing needs to be blown up.

Getting a bit old, people

Getting a bit old, people complaining the COT doesn't look like a Stock Car, Hell the Old car didn't look stock either.
Get over it, before long, the new Government mandated cars will look like baby buggies, and who in the hell would want to race one of those, or buy one.

NASCAR needs to remove

NASCAR needs to remove downforce and prevent teams from sealing the nose to the track. The problem right now is the splitter and how it functions. Teams are forced to ride the slitter on the ground to get the benefit of downforce but in order to do so you destroy all your mechanical grip and the car becomes extremely aero sensitive.

NASCAR needs to remove all the downforce so it forces teams to setup the cars for mechanical grip rather than aero grip.

More downforce is like giving a junkie more drugs. DON'T GIVE THEM MORE DOWNFORCE!!

They need to clone Chad Knaus

They need to clone Chad Knaus and give one to each team. Maybe we would have another winner. They need to put training wheels on Robby Gordon's car so he doesn't wreck EVERY race. They need to have the pit crews fight before the race to determing pole position, and they need to find a way for Kyle Busch to stop crying every time he doesn't win or wrecks.

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hey, i agree that robbby

hey, i agree that robbby needs some help. what's up there. he should have stayed with richard childress. he's proven he can do it as owner-driver...but only just so. he's 40 and he needs to grow up...
and i like the idea of fighting for pit spots....it makes more sense than this silly one-lap qualifying Nascar does.....but, hey, why not heat races? it's good enough for the daytona 500....

NASCAR needs to remove all

NASCAR needs to remove all the downforce so it forces teams to setup the cars for mechanical grip rather than aero grip. NASCAR needs to add far more downforce than these cars presently have, downforce that will not only make them secure to the track but also require the drivers to speed up to go faster.monte carlo parts

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