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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/8/20 3:55 p.m.
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Daytona International Speedway will hold four NASCAR race events in total during the August 14-16 weekend. Originally set to run at Watkins Glen, the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series have been rescheduled to run at Daytona using the famous road…

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/8/20 3:57 p.m.

So, who else is free to drive that weekend? JG, you gonna walk around the pits with your helmet? 

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
7/8/20 4:05 p.m.

I've always wanted to see the stock cars tackle the roval. This is gonna be interesting. laugh

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/8/20 4:06 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Should be way cool. 

We went to the last IROC race there a million years ago. It was fun. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/8/20 4:09 p.m.

So who has lap time predictions? I'm saying GT4 lap times or thereabouts. I think a the fast Cup cars would be toward the front of the Pilot Challenge grid.

Yee-haw! NASCAR on the road course at Daytona sounds like fun!  How about racing the trucks or Xfinity cars at Sebring next?

Chesterfield
Chesterfield Reader
7/8/20 4:20 p.m.

I am looking forward to this, I think Nascar should do more rovals and road courses. I grew up going to dirt track races, but somehow I became enamored with road course racing. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/8/20 4:23 p.m.
JG Pasterjak said:

So who has lap time predictions? I'm saying GT4 lap times or thereabouts. I think a the fast Cup cars would be toward the front of the Pilot Challenge grid.

What does your fancy iRacing rig say? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/8/20 4:31 p.m.

And I guess this past IMSA weekend was a bit of a dress rehearsal. It seemed to go very smoothly on our end. 

Cooter
Cooter UberDork
7/8/20 5:16 p.m.

This is about the best thing NASCAR can do to make their races relevant.   I like cars that turn both directions.

Tom1200
Tom1200 Dork
7/8/20 5:20 p.m.

This is cool, I seldom watch NASCAR but will for these.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/8/20 5:49 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
JG Pasterjak said:

So who has lap time predictions? I'm saying GT4 lap times or thereabouts. I think a the fast Cup cars would be toward the front of the Pilot Challenge grid.

What does your fancy iRacing rig say? 

Editorial Director, Grassroots Motorsports & Classic Motorsports

It just gave me a few answers. Let me figure out how to get stuff froma PC to a Mac and I'll report back.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
7/8/20 6:04 p.m.
Cooter said:

This is about the best thing NASCAR can do to make their races relevant.   I like cars that turn both directions.

I'll watch these. I usually only watch the Glen or Sonoma. Not interested in ovals.

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
7/8/20 6:36 p.m.

Forewarning: somehow NASCAR will berkeley it up. 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/8/20 7:22 p.m.

Who will be broadcasting the races? Fox, NBC, other? And nationally or streaming only via Foxsports etc?

Sidewayze
Sidewayze New Reader
7/8/20 7:28 p.m.

This could actually make NASCAR.... not suck?  

I'm not even sure how to deal with that. 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/8/20 7:31 p.m.

If this goes well I'd like to see them run in the 24 Hours again.

 

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
7/8/20 7:42 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

Either that or they could bring back Trans-Am style cars as the new Am class, since GTD keeps trending more and more pro. cheeky

dxman92
dxman92 HalfDork
7/8/20 9:49 p.m.

NASCAR turning left and right. surprise. Everything aside, I like when they run road courses and wish they would run em more.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
7/9/20 7:37 a.m.

OK NASCAR, you have my attention. 

The few times here and there I would catch a NASCAR race, always a road course. Watching them muscle those big beats over the curbs and around the turns is a ton of fun to watch. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/9/20 7:52 a.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

If this goes well I'd like to see them run in the 24 Hours again.

 

Yes, please. 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/9/20 8:06 a.m.

It should be really interesting from a car set-up POV.  Low downforce for the oval or high for the road course? The road course parts would preclude running restrictor plates, which could make the oval parts different than the drivers are used to.  My guess is whoever is best at saving their brakes will be the one who wins.

ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
7/9/20 8:24 a.m.

This is going to be a really cool race to watch. The road course races for NASCAR have always been my favorite. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/9/20 8:25 a.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

Excellent question: Do you want more or less aero at Daytona? Do you maximize the car for the road couse or the oval? 

Some testing that JG did with the Corvette covers that very subject. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/9/20 9:05 a.m.

And the big question around the office: How quickly will a Cup car lap Daytona?

So we're working on that one right now. Look for our findings around lunchtime today. 

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