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    No way did I think I'd see this image, much less two days later.

    Ryan Newman walks out of hospital.


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    Yeah, I'm confused. What was he in serious condition for?
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    My guess would be bad concussion.

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    Serious head trauma. I'd bet he doesn't race for a while.


    Kinda like Cole Trickle.




    Except Ryan is currently in divorce court.

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    Okay, i'm in the 'never usually watch NASCAR' group, but because of the whole virus thingy i actually found their iRacing race way more interesting than i thought i would. Have watched most of the race so far, which is odd for me.

    I think it's the fact that real drivers, commentators and producers/networks are using a virtual platform to hold a 'real' race. I love motorsport, and love videogames, so seeing them merged like this is probably what has piqued my interest.


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    It's pretty interesting (and kinda funny) to see all the different rigs. You got some guys with the desk clamp and single monitor all the way up to $40k rigs and surround monitors. I don't know if anyone did VR.

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    Now they're going to spec chassis: https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cu...hange/6503085/

    It features a standardized chassis, which means teams will no longer fabricate their own cars from scratch – or buy them from others via technical alliances – but purchase the tubular frame chassis direct from NASCAR’s appointed builder Technique Chassis, which is designed by single-spec car-building specialists Dallara.
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    Wilson explained the previous scenario for its NASCAR Gen-6 car build – where “steel rod tubing goes into one end of Joe Gibbs Racing and racecars come out the other” – will end later this season. Next year, all chassis will be identical and some 30 more single-source companies will supply teams with common components that will require assembly but cannot be modified.

    “This new model is a revolutionary change,” he said. “It’s somewhat akin to what IndyCar is today, to use a motorsport-related analogy. It’s a game-changer, no question about that.”
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    “What that does for the organizations is that it eliminates the necessity to have very large fabrication and manufacturing operations.”
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Well that's poo. Homogeny has taken over the top level of stock car racing.

    Wasn't NASCAR trying to fight against this sort of blandness with more events like Bristol dirt and a return to short tracks?

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    With sponsor dollars drying up I imagine this is a survival effort. Ironically, the next gen car looks really good.

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    I have just found out that they became available on iRacing this morning.

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