650PP NASCAR Challenge

Discussion in 'GT5 Seasonal Events' started by Argon, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. rev_hard

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    Just recently caught the NASCAR bug after following F1 for 15+ years. I now know which is real racing and which one is dog and pony show. Lurrrrrvvvvvvvv NASCAR!

    Did you just condone or condemn my suggestion to 420pro? Not sure about tone being used in your post.
     
  2. Ills1999

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    It's perfectly acceptable to 'lean', 'rub', 'bump' in NASCAR in real life, so long as you expect to be leaned on, rubbed or bumped back.

    I think the self-identified 'purists' who insist that one should never touch another vehicle are kind of off their rocker.
     
  3. DaveTheStalker

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    That's not true. You're making it out to be that NASCAR drivers typically race haphazardly. Any kind of "constant" close racing will have contact. Open wheel cars with mega tons of downforce are far too delicate to even consider a pack of 20 cars racing together for an entire race. Besides, if an F1 car gets within 2 feet of another car, their aerodynamic dependency becomes their downfall.

    And then there is the "team orders" BS that plagues F1.

    I normally despise Harvick, but loved what he did to Vickers for his behavior at the end of Sunday's race at Martinsville.
     
  4. Ills1999

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    I spoke specifically about NASCAR and quoted what a NASCAR champion has stated on more than one occasion.

    I have watched NASCAR Cup racing for YEARS.

    And you respond by telling me about open wheel racing.

    Nowhere did I make it out that NASCAR drivers race "haphazardly". YOU are the person who equates contact, with "haphazard".

    There is contact in NASCAR, it's intentional and therefore not "haphazard".

    You are trying to imply that ALL contact in Cup racing is incidental, and THAT is decidedly NOT true.
     
  5. DaveTheStalker

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    I'm reading your comments as there is constant contact because everyone knows turning left takes no skill, unlike drivers that pilot cars that are on rails. "Everyone" being the majority of people on GTP. No, you did not mention open wheel. But I did.

    Sorry for jumping on you, I tend to be on gusrd constantly.
     
  6. Ills1999

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    Oh, I get it.
    Yeah, people do think that 'turning left takes no skill', it's so easy that anyone can do it.

    Those people aren't even worth responding to. ALL racing separates the best from the rest. PLENTY of people have tried to make the jump from open wheel into NASCAR and have struggled mightily with limited success (with some pretty impressive exceptions of course).

    Apology accepted.

    :cheers:
     
  7. ozirules

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    Try resetting your lineup , I won with high 51s .I passed the #88 Chev just before the last corner . 1 bad lap & you need to restart .
    Ozi
     
  8. Daviek

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    well tonight i couldn't connect to the network for some reason so spent 15 minutes doing a free run of London and it's the best thing I've done for this one. with no distractions i learnt how to take the last few corners and polished up on a couple of others. Still not won it but did 3 races and all now under a second behind first place.

    roll on tomorrow night!! i hope :-)
     
  9. Daviek

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    Roll on tomorrow indeed :)

    Thought about giving the new seasonal a go but decided to keep going for London and won on my first try tonight
    Hard work for me but I really enjoyed it :tup:

    If anybody wants to try my mix and match setup add me and ill stick the car online
     
  10. wc420pro

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    I have finally managed to win London.
     
  11. wc420pro

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    I know that I am not on the right place, but the car is. Any way I've finally finished with London, and saw that I didn't complete in A SPEC NASCAR event. Encouraged by my success in seasonal I went there and eventually won it, but I have finished just 9th in DAYTONA.
    Can someone give me set up and some instructions how to gold it?

    Thank you
     
  12. Jaywalker

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    Use Prainos tune to the AJ Allmendinger NASCAR '11, Racing soft tyres, all aids off (incl. ABS) & then draft, draft & draft some more. :tup:

    P.S. Set power to max (oil change as well) & play around with your final gear so you don't hit the limiter when not drafting, but only just hit it when you do.
     
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  13. rev_hard

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    ABS cannot be turned off anymore after a specific update. This is the biggest reason that winning Daytona is very tough if not nearly impossible.
     
  14. NCRthree

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    ABS can still be turned off.
     
  15. rev_hard

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    Care to elaborate?
     
  16. NCRthree

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    Nothing much to elaborate about. The only aid that can't be turned off is SRF.
     
  17. rev_hard

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    I have the game running right now at update 2.12 and the option to turn off ABS prior to start of Daytona race is grayed out. It is grayed out even through the RM menu. That is why I am curious how it can be turned off in your opinion. Thank you.
     
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    ^ Well, that's odd. If you're looking at it now you're obviously right. I ran those Events a while back and turned off ABS. Weird.

    Is it like that in the other Races?
     
  19. rev_hard

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    I just turned off the game but can check and post later. I do remember that I was able to change driving options for the other 4 races but not just for the Daytona run. I guess PD enforced ABS for this final race and the special event 2 lap Daytona run on the same patch update.
     
  20. KimiHR

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    After 1.06 update it was impossible to turn off ABS in Jeff Gordon NASCAR School Special event.
    The minimum value that can be set is ABS 1
     
  21. Devinity7

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    The London City is giving me a hard time. The best I could do is 2nd place. I tried alota different tunes too but to no avl. I'm so frustrated... lol.
     
  22. Devinity7

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    Sometimes I wish this game had a turbo boost button... lmao, j/k.
     
  23. Devinity7

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    finally won it last night, golded it...! whew... even without turboboost... lmao!
     
  24. DynamikGT

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    Thanks for the tune, good thing about beating London first is that they get progressively easier from there :) once you get used to lighting up the rear end out of most corners it's a lot of fun
     
  25. testorz

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    Here ya go !

    Race 5: Superspeedway - Daytona

    Downforce: 40/60

    Transmission: 380 km/h (236 MPH)

    LSD: 60/60/15

    Ride Height: 0/-15
    Spring Rate: 18.5/19
    Dampers (Extension): 9/10
    Dampers (Compression): 4/4
    Anti-Roll: 6/7
    Camber: 3.5/2.5
    Toe: -0.15/0.00

    Brakes: 2/1
     
  26. testorz

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    Having trouble with London as well ! Best I can do is 3rd ! LOL
     
  27. wc420pro

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    Thank you. Will try it later.
     
  28. testorz

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    Still trying to beat this one with the nascar monsters ! LOL
     
  29. wc420pro

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    Thank you. It worked. I have won by 0.019

    :)
     
  30. rev_hard

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    Double thank you!! Now only have a couple of FGT a-spec races to gold and complete the entire a-spec suite with gold wins.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2013