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NASCAR Taking Closer Look At #33 Car

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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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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...

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

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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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.

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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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.

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:

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

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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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.

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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Another reason Nascar's following is diminishing as quickly as their credibility.

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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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.

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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