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Offline SamJ93

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2022 Motorsports General Discussion
« on: February 15, 2022, 11:43:05 AM »
Well, since we already have threads for the NFL and college hoops, I decided to see if there's any interest in discussing auto racing here as well. Feel free to offer any tidbits or opinions from any racing series you're a fan of!

Big changes are afoot in Formula 1 as teams unveil their new cars for 2022 to meet a brand-new rules package. The new package is designed to increase parity between the teams, as well as reduce "dirty air" to create more opportunities for overtaking. Williams, AlphaTauri and McLaren are among the teams who have already revealed their new cars.

NASCAR has also introduced a new "next-generation" Cup series car for 2022. For the first time ever in the series, all cars will share the same chassis design, with the manufacturers (Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota) only supplying mechanical components. As in F1, the goal is to reduce the advantage the big-money teams have over smaller ones. The new car made its debut a little over a week ago at the Busch Clash, which for the first time was held at a specially-constructed 1/4-mile track in the LA Coliseum--the shortest track the Cup series had raced on in years. It remains to be seen how the new cars will perform at the Daytona 500 this Sunday.

Finally, if you've never seen a dirt-track sprint car race before, I highly recommend checking one out--either on one of the many streaming services out there or in-person at a local short track near you. Check out this absolute thriller of a race from last Friday night at the World Of Outlaws season opener.

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Re: 2022 Motorsports General Discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2022, 10:33:40 AM »
Zane Smith won the Truck race on Friday in overtime. It went to overtime after a big multicar accident coming to the white flag.
Austin Hill won the Xfinity 300 as the race finished under yellow after an ASTRONOMICAL and GRINDING crash on the backstretch which saw Myatt Snider fly through the air and smack the front and rear of the car into the catchfence (putting some debris into the 23XI hauler). Myatt and the others involved were unhurt
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Re: 2022 Motorsports General Discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2022, 10:57:22 AM »
Austin Cindric wins the Daytona 500 in his very first Cup series start for Team Penske! While the race is always a bit of a crapshoot with the drafting and big crashes, he ran up front for most of the afternoon and definitely deserved the win. Bubba Wallace who has traditionally been a strong performer at superspeedways as well finished 2nd.

Next up will be the start of the 2022 IndyCar season with the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. All eyes are on ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean who turned in a strong rookie season last year even while driving for the mediocre Dale Coyne team. This year, he replaces Ryan Hunter-Reay at the much stronger Andretti Autosport team, so a lot of folks are expecting big things. 7-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson also returns and will be racing the full season this year, including the Indy 500.