Is there a catch fence that can 100% guarantee stopping all parts of a car going 225? The crash Saturday was at an estimated 175. If cars go 225 and go airborne the fence won't do much.
Get rid of restrictor plates so all the cars arent bunched up togetherfor the duration of every race and they would eliminate this absurd "bump drafting" BS. OK, so a car going 225 might do an air flip and put the driver at risk.
I don't see how letting the cars go 225 will stop them from being together on the track. The cars are virtually the same except for team setup ... All the Hendricks engine cars would be bunched up. All the Toyotas would be bunched up. All the Fords would be bunched up. Only the individual setups and driver fear level would lead to unbunching (the same as it is today).
It is ... and you can be sure that all manufacturers will do their best to be fastest and best. Unrestricted you would see cars of all manufactures pushing 225 - and still bunched up - then wadded up - and hopefully not through the fence.
I thought racing was about who is the fastest and best, not who can knock the other cars into a wall at the end of the race.
At what time? There were four female NASCAR drivers in 1949. Janet Guthrie raced in 1976. Patty Moise became the first to lead a Busch series race in 1986. And with the Drive for Diversity program in 2004 it was obvious that NASCAR was pushing to add female drivers (and other unrepresented groups).
Never said the rule was written to give women an advantage but rather the rule was written with men in mind. I doubt anyone at the time ever thought a woman would some day be behind the wheel.
NASCAR should have had the female driver in mind for a decade or more. For weight to become an issue NOW seems to be a Danica related issue.
I'm sorry if you took my counter argument personally. I intended to counter the view expressed ... whether it be yours or the view of the competing race teams. If the other race teams think it is unfair that Danica weighs so little perhaps they can give Mark Martin a full time ride ... and tell Ryan Newman to lose some weight ... he's hurting his team.
You seem to misunderstand that I am not taking sides but rather pointing out something which has been brought up already by other race teams.
Perhaps they need to adjust the weight adjustment and go another 40 pounds in each direction ... let Ryan drive a lighter car since he weighs more. There are other drivers over 180 who would benefit from a lighter car.