NASCAR 2020 NASCAR Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Dylan, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Dylan

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    Lot's of change this year with a new sponsorship model, a mixed up schedule, and driver swaps. Also the last year for the Generation 6 car, and the final season for 7 time champion Jimmie Johnson. It's gonna be another exciting year and I can't wait!

    Sunday, Feb. 9 The Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway
    Thursday, Feb. 13 Duels at Daytona
    Sunday, Feb. 16 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway
    Sunday, Feb. 23 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, March 1 Auto Club Speedway
    Sunday, March 8 Phoenix Raceway
    Sunday, March 15 Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Sunday, March 22 Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Sunday, March 29 Texas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, April 5 Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sunday, April 12 OFF
    Sunday, April 19 Richmond Raceway
    Sunday, April 26 Talladega Superspeedway
    Sunday, May 3 Dover International Speedway
    Saturday, May 9 Martinsville Speedway
    Saturday, May 16 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Sunday, May 24 Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Sunday, May 31 Kansas Speedway
    Sunday, June 7 Michigan International Speedway
    Sunday, June 14 Sonoma Raceway
    Sunday, June 21 Chicagoland Speedway
    Saturday, June 27 Pocono Raceway
    Sunday, June 28 Pocono Raceway
    Sunday, July 5 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Saturday, July 11 Kentucky Speedway
    Sunday, July 19 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Sunday, July 26 OFF
    Sunday, Aug. 2 OFF
    Sunday, Aug. 9 Michigan International Speedway
    Sunday, Aug. 16 Watkins Glen International
    Sunday, Aug. 23 Dover International Speedway
    Saturday, Aug. 29 Daytona International Speedway

    Playoffs
    Sunday, Sept. 6 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway
    Saturday, Sept. 12 Richmond Raceway
    Saturday, Sept. 19 Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Sept. 27 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Oct. 4 Talladega Superspeedway
    Sunday, Oct. 11 Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Oct. 18 Kansas Speedway
    Sunday, Oct. 25 Texas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Nov. 1 Martinsville Speedway
    Sunday, Nov. 8 Phoenix Raceway

    2020 Modified NASCAR Cup Series Schedule:

    Sunday, May 17th - Darlington Raceway
    Wednesday, May 20th - Darlington Raceway
    Sunday, May 24th - Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Wednesday, May 27th - Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Sunday, May 31st - Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sunday, June 7th - Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Wednesday, June 10th - Martinsville Speedway
    Sunday, June 14th - Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Sunday, June 21st - Talladega Superspeedway
    Saturday, June 27th - Pocono Raceway
    Sunday, June 28th - Pocono Raceway
    Sunday, July 5th - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Sunday, July 12th - Kentucky Speedway
    Wednesday, July 15th - All Star Race at Bristol
    Sunday, July 19th - Texas Motor Speedway
    Thursday, July 23rd - Kansas Speedway
    Sunday, August 2nd - New Hampshire Motor Speedway


     
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  2. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    Bring on 2020!
     
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  3. UnkaD

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    Have they gotten rid of the whole one-race-matters format?

    edit: Nevermind. I see there are "play-off" races. :rolleyes:
     
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    Can't have a NA$CAR season without a guaranteed arbitrary 4-way title fight now, otherwise the New Fans™ couldn't be bothered to sit through the whole year. :dopey:
     
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    Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, and Kevin Harvick are locks for the final 4. Let's see whether Logano, Keselowski, or Hamlin is the last one in.
     
  6. Vin Sinn

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    I actually like the new format as well as the new downforce package, this last year had some of the closest racing I've seen in decades. Looking forward to next year for sure!
     
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  8. Northstar

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    S1apSh0es has gone to another long-gone track.

     
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  9. Dylan

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    Next years car is being tested by Joey Logano at ISM Raceway.



    Again, the body is a generic placeholder until the manufacture designs are finalized.
     
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  10. bloodyboyblue

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    That ride height gives me hope

    On another note, Cole Pearn has resigned from JGR to spend time with his family. That’s a BIG blow to the 19 team.
     
  11. Dylan

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    wat
     
  12. Blood Eagle

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    Cole Pearn thinks Americans are a bunch of yokels and didn't want to move to NC. Pretty vocal about it. Not really surprising.
     
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    Good ol' Slapshoes!
     
  14. R1600Turbo

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    Looks interesting, loving the bigger wheels which were badly needed a LONG time ago.

    But I probably won't watch any of the races still until they ditch the silly format.
     
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    they need to keep the Goodyear lettering though. Looks too cheap without them.
     
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    Maybe they have joined GT and struck a deal with the Michelin Man, but have to wait untill contract is signed:idea:
     
  17. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    Michelin coming in would actually be the Bees Knees
     
  18. Vin Sinn

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    Silly format? Having been a NASCAR fan for 40 years and watching almost every race, I can tell you that the new format is the best thing to happen to NASCAR since they stopped using actual factory made cars. Closest racing ever I.M.O.
     
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    That tends to happen when you throw fake cautions and bunch the field back together. ;)

    Obviously not as old as you but I have been watching since the early 90's when Jeff Gordon came into the sport and watched damn near every race after that. Even went to PIR races with my dad every year, we would camp out and stay the whole weekend. It's just not the same as is used to be, and I haven't watched a full race in years.
     
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    Think that’s a slightly unpopular opinion there
     
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    Just because the racing is close doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. The current product seems far too manufactured and just isn’t as enjoyable as it used to be.

    The worst part is that The Chase and stages could be great if they were just implemented differently. The Chase should have been a secondary championship like the NAEC in IMSA and the cautions in between stages ruin any potential that format has.
     
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    None of the formats matter when you can't pass the leader of the race. The cars have way too much downforce, and not nearly enough power. They are on rails around the corners right now. Take the spacers off of the engines, and let them breathe. Take the downforce off of the cars, and make them harder to turn. Make the tires softer, so there is some visible fall off in grip. Those three changes together will produce better racing, where the driver's talent matters more than the car's engineering. Do you think it's a coincidence that JGR just set the modern record for most races won by a single team in a season? The car matters far more than the drivers right now. If the new car doesn't tilt the field drastically in the other direction, none of the stages or formats will matter. The races will still be boring parades showing which team has the best engineers.
     
  23. Dylan

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    Some more pics of the car from day 2 of testing yesterday. This time in what appears to be a more low downforce package.
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    It seems like they managed to make it sound even more ‘Murica than ever before
     
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    There’s a video on Joey Logano’s Facebook page with him doing a quick walk around of the car. Not sure how to link it here, but it’s in this Jayski article.
     
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  27. Vin Sinn

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    For sure NASCAR has changed, so has all the big sports. in 1999 NFL added the replay challenge, (taking away the ref's power)now they are adding the QB rule, can't tackle him too hard. LOL. In NASCAR, before the stages and before the new downforce package, 1 or 2 cars would be 1/2 lap ahead in just a couple laps. And usually the same teams were fighting for a championship, the stages and playoff format allows more opportunity for all teams to have a chance instead of the same 5 drivers always winning. The downforce is more about safety than anything else. Look at you're NASCAR stats and you will see most of the drivers who have driven at the cup level have never even won a single race, it was always the big money teams.
    I like to hear other fans opinion's. It boils down to having to adapt and evolve to stay relevant, all RACING has changed across the board, new tech means new rules in the motorsport game.
     
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    This is every form of motorsport and the new format hasn't changed this whatsoever. Nothing will. That's not how motorsports work.
     
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    Toyota Supra Xfinity car at the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival at Fuji Speedway.
     
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