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« on: August 07, 2012, 12:06:48 PM »

Announcements made today say that Dodge Motorsports/SRT is ending it's NASCAR season this year (2012).  SRT has posted a Ralph Gilies explanation that Penske terminated their contract and is switching to Ford next year.  Ralph says there isn't enough time to put together a new successful team so they quit, for now.

He apologizes profusely to the fans.

I don't like NASCAR because as soon as you start winning ("Winged Warriors", Hemi, etc.) by adding weight, decreasing the size of the engine's allowed intake opening, etc.  It's all BS to restrict the winners.  Let the losers put out a better effort.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 05:30:39 PM »

Good...More money to fund the GTSR effort. :2thumbsup:
Remember, When Dodge got back into Nascar in 2000...what happened to the Viper racing program.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 05:38:53 PM »

Good...More money to fund the GTSR effort. :2thumbsup:
Remember, When Dodge got back into Nascar in 2000...what happened to the Viper racing program.

Dodge did so good with the Oreca cars they got so much hp restriction (like nascar did to the Hemi) and an added 500# weight to make the car the heaviest on the track and not competitive.   Banning the spoilered cars and restricting the Hemi so badly are the 2 main reasons I don't enjoy Nascar.  At least the pricks in NHRA made a special class for Hemi Cudas and Darts only ... thereby acknowledging that Dodge was the quickest car ever built. 

Racing a GTSR that is slower than the stock streetcar ...  just seems soooooo blase.  "Hey, why you bring a racing 26psi turbo motor and I'll choke off my engine's intake so you can win ... "     You know what I mean?     
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