Is the playing field level?
In the previous 13 races, Toyota has won 10 MENCS events.
“NASCAR has never made a greater effort than they’re making currently to have a playing field level,” Jack Roush tells Tradin’ Paint on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
“I think, within a very narrow margin, the engines all make the same power. They last, nobody has durability problems of significance now.”
“The thing that winds up not being even is the engineering that ends up being done. The science that get’s done behind the scenes.”
“Toyota, reportedly, has got more engineers working on research things and direct application things than the other manufactures do.”
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“NASCAR, as they talk about the flange fit body. They’ve brought more significant ways of inspection, looking at the really minor differences of all this engineering time. They’re trying to offset that.”
NASCAR debuted a 13 piece composite body at Richmond Raceway. That 2017 debut is at 3 select events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In 2019, it will become the standard body.
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Let’s just say, Toyota has the newest body shape.
“Let’s just say, Toyota has the newest body shape. Ford gets a new shape in 2019 and Chevrolet has had one, since Ford has had theirs.”
Toyota debuted a new body for the 2017 NASCAR season. It was actually the 2018 Camry. Toyota used a production body, on track, before it’s dealership release.
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“Ford’s behind on the body shape development part right now. Toyota benefits from having the most recent, approved body.”
Chevrolet recently launched their 2018 NACSAR body. Muscle cars return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2018, the Chevy Camaro will hit the NASCAR tracks.
Related: Hendrick Motorsports – 2018 Chevy Camaro Photos
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