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NASCAR Taking Closer Look At #33 Car

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In breaking news this morning,Associated Press reported that NASCAR was taking a closer look at Clint Bowyer's winning #33 car that won Sunday's race.
If NASCAR decides to penalize Bowyer points for an infraction, then this could seriously hurt him in the championship chase.


[url]http://www.rr.com/sports/topic/article/rr/9003/21976327/AP_Source_NASCAR_taking_closer_look_at_car_No_33[/url]
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I can't stop thinking about how much NASCAR wants Jimmie Johnson to win the chase so it all boils to a conspiracy no matter how I play it lol.
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It says some of the rear measurements were "close" to being illegal. I'm not understanding how measurements that were close, but within the rules, warrants the car to be inspected. Nascar conspiracy? I hope not.
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The fact that NASCAR is scrutinizing Clint Bowyer's race-winning car from New Hampshire on Wednesday in an inspection process that could derail his championship chances does not sound good. Just saying.
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Yeaaaa penalize bowyer... kick him out of the chase and bring in jamie mac to fill his void!!

So i don't see how it wasn't caught during pre race inspections ,aren't they impounded? ??
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Bowyer penalized 150 points. What a crock. Hamlin's car didn't pass post-race inspection either but you see no fine there.

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That will be hard for him to overcome

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[quote name='pcline25']Bowyer penalized 150 points. What a crock. Hamlin's car didn't pass post-race inspection either but you see no fine there.[/QUOTE]

Do you have a link where it says Hamlin's car failed. Cant find it.

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[QUOTE]NASCAR spent an extended amount of inspection time with the #11-Denny Hamlin and #48-Jimmie Johnson cars which failed to pass the height sticks in the first attempt. While the officials took pictures of the cars for insurance, after the shocks cooled down both cars made it through the height sticks on the second attempt. NASCAR took the #33-Clint Bowyer and #6-David Ragan cars to the technical center for further analysis as well as engines going from the #33, #11, #6, #46-Michael McDowell cars (FoxSports)(9-20-2010)[/QUOTE]

from jayski.com

Cars failing the height sticks on the first attempt isn't that rare of an occurrence. Would definitely like to get some more information on the 33 car. Better the 33 than the 31.
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Well, that sucks. One of the few I'd wanted to see win the Chase.
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Does NASCAR not realize this could've happened when the #33 was slammed by the wrecker after the race to help him get back to victory lane?
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If a car passes pre-race and post-race inspection at the track then the body should be ok. The engine is somthing they need to disassemble to varify specs. When NASCAR is looking for a few thousands of an inch here or there, they are really looking for a reason to to take someone out of the running.

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More often than not a part deemed to be unapproved isn’t discovered by way of an inspection, but rather through NASCAR officials being tipped off by one of the competitors in the garage.

There are a lot of things teams can do. When it comes to who is smarter, I’ll just say that there’s strength in numbers. There are more people in the garage working on ways to bend the system,than there are NASCAR officials trying to figure it all out.”

It’s this very special cat-and-mouse game that makes NASCAR what it is. It’s not about to change anytime soon. Not to say i agree with it,or that it is right.
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I understand rules are rules but I find it hard to believe that a thousandth of an inch is the reason Bowyer won that race. I know that the winning cars are always looked over a little more than the others but if it passed all pre race inspections something must of happened during the race to cause the difference. I truly hope this isn't NASCAR getting its fingers in where it doesn't belong. This isn't the WWE. Some people are saying NASCAR wants the 48 to win again but I think that would be horrible for NASCAR and the sport.
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[quote name='Goosfraba21']Do you have a link where it says Hamlin's car failed. Cant find it.[/QUOTE]

Here is a good article by Yahoo.Com that goes into detail about the Clint Bowyer incident..

[url]http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/blog/from_the_marbles/post/Clint-Bowyer-penalized-for-infractions-at-New-Ha?urn=nascar-271637[/url]

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They oughta take the damn win away too and give it to Hamlin!! Set precedent for Chase rules.

The car at Richmond ALMOST was illegal.............this one IS illegal.
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Excellent article regarding the penalties...

[url]http://www.buildingspeed.org/blog/2010/09/33-car-penalties/[/url]

Take note the end about the two truck driver. This appeal should be interesting...but know NASCAR's dictating ways, this bogus penalty will stand. Not to mention he PASSED pre-race inspection on this same item. It's bogus, and NASCAR will continue to dig it's own grave unless they fix it.

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[quote name='Claws']They oughta take the damn win away too and give it to Hamlin!! Set precedent for Chase rules.

The car at Richmond ALMOST was illegal.............this one IS illegal.[/QUOTE]

Jimmie had the same thing happen to him a few years back and they didnt take points. One reason i hardly follow Nascar anymore. They need to be even with the rules across the board. Not have favorites.
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[quote name='Claws']They oughta take the damn win away too and give it to Hamlin!! Set precedent for Chase rules.

The car at Richmond ALMOST was illegal.............this one IS illegal.[/QUOTE]Oh, yes. And Jimmie + Knaus are sweet little angels that have never even thought of approaching the grey area of the rulebook in their lives. :rolleyes:

[url]http://bleacherreport.com/articles/64057-jimmie-johnson-and-chad-knaus-the-history-of-nascars-grayest-pairing[/url]

Frankly, it doesn't matter whether NASCAR is in the right or wrong here. There are no winners in this situation, only losers, with NASCAR, not Bowyer, being the largest one.
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[quote name='Claws']They oughta take the damn win away too and give it to Hamlin!! Set precedent for Chase rules.

[B]The car at Richmond ALMOST was illegal[/B].............this one IS illegal.[/QUOTE]

do you realize how stupid that sounds?
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Perhaps it is now time in NASCAR to start inspecting ALL cars post race. Including the ones that were caught up in an accident, etc, etc...

Let's let them be inspected as well because contact shouldn't be the reason you fail tech after you pass it pre-race. :)
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Another reason Nascar's following is diminishing as quickly as their credibility.
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[quote name='Jackofalltrades']Another reason Nascar's following is diminishing as quickly as their credibility.[/QUOTE]

Yknow, I don't want this to come out wrong because I have no problem with you but.....

I've heard now for 10 years that Nascar is losing fans, ratings are down, ppl aren't coming blah blah blah.....

At some point, one has to agree this is the best the racings been in a long long long time. Different winners, chase (whether you like it or not), multiple series....

For as long as we've been hearing Nascar's dying, that life support they're on sure does seem to work well.

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[quote name='Claws']Yknow, I don't want this to come out wrong because I have no problem with you but.....

I've heard now for 10 years that Nascar is losing fans, ratings are down, ppl aren't coming blah blah blah.....

At some point, one has to agree this is the best the racings been in a long long long time. Different winners, chase (whether you like it or not), multiple series....

For as long as we've been hearing Nascar's dying, that life support they're on sure does seem to work well.[/QUOTE]

Ratings have declined drastically, fans have stopped buying tickets. Those are two completely obvious facts, and there is no way to swerve it. The racing this season has been boring and stale the majority of the time. Sure some races had some great finishes due to GWC or similar situations, BUT people are tired of watching 4-5 hour marathons on TV these days. Especially with NASCAR milking advertisements on FOX, ESPN and TNT. You watch 5 minutes of race then 6 minutes of commercials it seems. That is a huge turn off...then when the action on the track only happens under commercial break, NASCAR has a problem.

No it isn't easy having commercial breaks during a live and non-stop broadcast, but is easier for those to accept it when you aren't having products crammed down your throat. I mean I for one am tired of seeing little green flag coverage and non-stop yellow flag coverage.

As for your post about different winners, you are right and yet you are wrong in that regard. While during the season the winners (while still the same) are a bit more frequent instead of long stretches of wins by certain drivers. However, the chase for the past 4 years has been won by the same driver. Drama? Non-existent.

NASCAR isn't on life-support, but it NASCAR is in serious condition. A condition that stupid things like this penalty won't help.
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[url]http://www.wralsportsfan.com/nascar/story/8373615/[/url]

They lost the first appeal but the process continues. Im not sure whose side to believe on this one.

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