Truck series race - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Truck series race

well, the brand new toyotas caused the first wreck of the new season, a whopping 8 laps into the daytona race, taking out about 3 dodges, this is going to be a great season
340duster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 11:03 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
adaptabl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 2,369
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Re: Truck series race

Quote:
Originally posted by irishred
well, the brand new toyotas caused the first wreck of the new season, a whopping 8 laps into the daytona race, taking out about 3 dodges, this is going to be a great season
The Toyota did not cause the wreck. It was an innocent victum of a bad driver running into the back of it. TRD finished a strong 2nd. Longs like a good year for truck racing now that all makers are equal. Toyota is here in trucks on the track and the street. Just can't wait for them to be in cup racing.
adaptabl is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
except they wont be in cup racing, and they did cause the wreck...but whatever, they can keep running their 9/10ths truck until they feel they are done

Last edited by 340duster; 02-14-2004 at 11:58 AM.
340duster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 02:50 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Catonsville, Md.
Posts: 3,652
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Actually they caused several wrecks, especially Reutimann. He was involved in 3 incidents that I saw. He won't last long driving like that. Funny he never drove like that for Jack Roush.
moparman is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 03:23 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
adaptabl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 2,369
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by irishred
except they wont be in cup racing, and they did cause the wreck...but whatever, they can keep running their 9/10ths truck until they feel they are done
From NASCAR.com

"Toyota's showing may have been a sign of things to come. Most inside racing circles feel the Japanese automaker will infiltrate NASCAR's biggest series, the Nextel Cup, in the next few years"


Just can't wait for Nissan and Honda to join in on fun. In the next few years Toyota,Nissan, and Honda are going to do to the truck market what they did to the car market. Nascar trucks and cars will be great marketing for them. TRD will show those old boys how to run a racing program. Yates and Roush are already worried and are smart enough to adapt.

Reutimann didn't cause any of the wrecks.

adaptabl is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by moparman
Actually they caused several wrecks, especially Reutimann. He was involved in 3 incidents that I saw. He won't last long driving like that. Funny he never drove like that for Jack Roush.
thank you
340duster is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by adaptabl
From NASCAR.com
Reutimann didn't cause any of the wrecks.
thats funny, on Speed, they just reviewed the race and said that Reutimann hits steve park, and sets off a chain reaction in that smaller wreck
340duster is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 09:36 AM
Intrepid Pro
 
Maverick9110E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 4,564
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
all i have to say is id like to see a NA toyota V8 NASCAR NEXTEL cup motor, they dont have the stuff to do it, i mean christ every fast car they've ever practically made is boosted somehow and not by displacement.
Maverick9110E is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 12:07 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
adaptabl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 2,369
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Maverick9110E
all i have to say is id like to see a NA toyota V8 NASCAR NEXTEL cup motor, they dont have the stuff to do it, i mean christ every fast car they've ever practically made is boosted somehow and not by displacement.


The truck motor is a NASCAR V8. Thats how Dodge started its engine program. Toyota's first engine had over 50 more HP then Ford,Chevy or Dodge with the same rules. NASCAR had to make Toyota have smaller valves to equalize the field. There reliability was great also for the first speedway race(what else would you expect from Toyota). I don't think Toyota(TRD) will have a problem when it moves to cup car races. Let's hope Ford gets its way and NASCAR allows OHC and FI very soon.


Nissan in the Truck Series too?

Nissan, gearing up to launch a full-size pickup truck later this year, may race in a top pickup truck league of NASCAR, in an effort to promote the truck. Larry Dominique, chief product specialist for Nissan's full-size pickup truck and sport-utility vehicles, said NASCAR has contacted and asked Nissan whether the Tokyo auto maker is interested in taking part in its Craftsman Truck race series. Though there are some obstacles, including a sizable investment needed to develop race-ready pickup trucks, Dominique said Nissan told NASCAR it wanted to keep the dialogue open and learn more about the series.(Yahoo Biz via WSJ)(2-21-2003)


The Truck series is getting better and better.
adaptabl is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
oh yea, because the Titan has the aero of a barn door, way worse than anything else running
340duster is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 01:35 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
adaptabl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 2,369
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by irishred
oh yea, because the Titan has the aero of a barn door, way worse than anything else running

Maybe a stock street Titan compared to a decal headlight NASCAR truck. In race trim they would all be compatative. Everything rear of the hood is the same on all NASCAR trucks now. In stock trim pickup trucks are all bricks. CD's of about .43-.45
adaptabl is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
i know they are all bricks, they are trucks, they don't have the option to be as slippery as cars, because they have to be large
340duster is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 03:46 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
adaptabl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 2,369
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by irishred
i know they are all bricks, they are trucks, they don't have the option to be as slippery as cars, because they have to be large

Thats why the truck race was so much better than the Nextel cup race. The trucks poke such a big hole in the air, you can get a draft 1/2 a lap back. In the Nextel race if you got 50 yards back you lost the draft. Thats why the packs were so spread out and it was a a boring race. Maybe Nextel should dirty those cars up and have better racing at speedway tracks.
adaptabl is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,268
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
why? so that everyone runs right on each other's tails and then we have not only the big one, but the big two, and big three? if the second group of cars doesnt have the power to use their drafts to catch the first group, they shouldn't win, period, so why give them the chance
340duster is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 06:57 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
adaptabl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 2,369
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by irishred
why? so that everyone runs right on each other's tails and then we have not only the big one, but the big two, and big three? if the second group of cars doesnt have the power to use their drafts to catch the first group, they shouldn't win, period, so why give them the chance

Like F1 racing?
adaptabl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome