Steve Francis: “The more downforce you have, the faster you go. The faster you go, the narrower the track is.”
Yesterday at Knoxville Raceway, Steve Francis stated it could be his final Late Model Nationals. Pending sponsorship, he may retire at the end of this dirt racing season.
Steve Francis also cited another reason for his possible departure. The cars themselves. He stated he didn’t like the way the dirt late models are built today. I asked Francis about that in the pitlane at Knoxville Raceway. Francis explains…
“People can say what they want but air is the biggest thing we have,” Steve Francis opens the discussion of dirt late model aerodynamics.
“We got the right sides cut down, where they’re 25 inches tall and the left side’s 35 inches tall. The noses are 12 or 18 inches off the ground on the right front.”