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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Scatter Shooting

* I see the Tony Stewart will once again miss Daytona testing in favor of participating in the 21st annual Chili Bowl. It is not like testing at a plate track is a huge deal from the driver standpoint anyway. I can remember a few years ago, the 'Southern Gentleman' skipped a Dega test when he was with the Wood Brothers in favor of a hunting trip. At least Stewart is missing a test to be behind the wheel of a race car.
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* Speaking of the Chili Bowl, some notable drivers on the entry list.
Sammy Swindell, Tim McCreadie, Danny Lasoski, A.J. Foyt IV, P.J. Jones, Jason Leffler, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, and J.J. Yeley are a part of the nearly 300 car/driver field.

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* When the bowl pairings were announce just a few short weeks ago, I just had trouble getting excited about most the match-ups. But I have to say that this bowl season has given us College Football Fans some of the best drama over-all that has been seen in a long time. From great comebacks (see TTECH and Oregon State), to the never say die Boise State Broncos. We can now look forward to the inevitable imp ending riots, be it a win or a loss coming from tOSU fans in the Columbus area.
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* A promising article on the C.O.T, I just find it hard to believe that this car cannot be a good thing in the long term for the sport. Here are some highlights:

The inspection process at the track should be faster with the COT because of nine radio frequency IDs that will be installed on each chassis, allowing inspectors to verify its legitimacy electronically instead of manually.

Restrictor plate as we know it at Daytona and Talladega likely will become obsolete with the design of the COT engine package.

The COT looks more like the car on the street than the one currently on the track because the angles of the windows and headlights aren't nearly as severe, let alone the rear wing instead of spoiler.
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2 comments:

Gvav1 said...

I believe the "key" is your last thought...COT looks more like the car on the street

Jamie said...

It's not a "go cart with sheet metal" as some old man I know calls them.

AJ Foyt IV and JJ Yeley in the Chili Bowl....guarantee wreck.

Thanks for not mentioning the amazing comeback by the Dawgs. Fortuntely the Boise Disney-like ending overshadowed everything.