Trucks will have pic related for 2016 and beyond....chase format in xfinity and trucks.....charters confirmed
You gotta be fucking kidding me. Just as I was getting exciting for Rico Abreu, NASCAR does something to turn me away from the truck series.
I've accepted the Chase points structure. That much I can live with. But mandatory cautions? You gotta be fucking kidding me.
Please tell me they are doing away with the lucky dog? You can't keep everyone on the lead lap. Someone, e.g. John Wes and Jennifer Jo, needs to finish a lap down. That's how motorsports works. Lap traffic is just part of oval racing and it makes racing exciting at times.
My next step will be to remove all tracks shorter than 1.5 miles from the schedule.
This is seriously the most retarded idea I've ever heard. What the fuck man.
At least it's just in trucks but god damn.
NXS DASH 4 CASH to continue; adds 2 heat races and a main
>The NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash will be comprised of Two Heats and a Main at four tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway (April 16), Richmond International Raceway (April 23), Dover International Speedway (May 14) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 23).
>Qualifying for each Dash 4 Cash event will set the 40-car field and the starting positions for the Two Heats with the fastest qualifier awarded the Coors Light Pole Award.
>Odd-numbered qualifiers (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) will start in the first Heat in respective order, while even-numbered qualifiers (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) will start the second Heat in respective order.
>The Two Heats will set the starting positions for the Main with the top two NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars in each Heat becoming eligible for the Dash 4 Cash bonus.
>The highest finishing driver among the four Dash 4 Cash eligible drivers will be awarded a $100,000 bonus.
>If any driver wins two of the four Dash 4 Cash bonuses available, he/she is all but guaranteed a spot in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.
>In short, two Dash 4 Cash bonuses are equivalent to one race win in the new NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase format.
>Drivers must have declared to earn NASCAR XFINITY Series points in order to be eligible for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash bonus.
>The Richmond format will consist of two 35-lap heat races with a 15-minute break between the events.
>Caution laps will count in each heat.
>There will be a 20-minute break before the main event, which will be a 140-lap race.
>Last year, both Xfinity races at Richmond were 250 laps in length.
>The highest finishing driver eligible for the Dash 4 Cash will receive a $100,000 bonus.
>The Bristol format will feature two 50-lap heat races with a brief break in between and a brief break before the 200-lap main event.
>Both Bristol races last year were scheduled for 300 laps.
>The Dover format will feature two 40-lap heat races on the 1-mile oval with a brief break between races and before the main event.
>The feature will be 120 laps.
>Last year's races there were 200 laps each.
>The Indianapolis format will feature two 20-lap heat races on the 2.5-mile oval with a brief break in between races and then before the main event, which will be 60 laps.
>Last year's race was 100 laps.
>"Fans, partners and the industry have embraced the new Chase format like nothing we've seen in the sport's history," said France.
and tracks longer than 2 miles including all road courses
>ten seconds to go before the caution clock runs out at Pocono/Talladega/Daytona
>driver a straightaway behind the leader ducks into the pits
>pits and comes out the leader
>causes a big one on the restart with faster cars behind him
>literally a desbriss clock
Fuck you nascar....
But seriously if you know exactly when a caution is coming, teams will take pit strategy to some bizarre new level. I guarantee the leader is going to become a sitting duck in many situations
>22 days until ARCA Daytona
oh my god my nipples are so hard
So basically there are no more "long run" setups. There are no more road course strategies. There are no more green flag stops (unless you have something go wrong and need to pit). There will be manipulated lucky dog racing with setup cautions.
I like that they added the chase to the other series, but the caution clock in trucks is fucking dumb.
Or even better yet, what's to stop someone at the front of the field on an intermediate or bigger track to stop on lap 19 or a run, stay on the lead lap, then assume the lead after others pit?
While I appreciate NASCAR’s effort to bring more excitement to the product in their lower series, I’d be remiss if I failed to point out their overlooking of the monumental elephant in the room. Several years back NASCAR launched its ‘Green’ campaign. A campaign designed to raise awareness in protecting our Mother Earth. NASCAR claimed to be taking several steps to ensure the sport would continue to become as green as possible, but they’ve fallen well short in that regard. As the value of the Russian ruble continues to drop to record levels, we are seeing the cost of our most valuable natural resource plummet. On the surface this may feel like a good thing, but in terms of economic and environmental long term impacts, this will have devastating consequences. NASCAR is a sport built around traveling the country to put on races in various states so that their fans can all have somewhat of a ‘local’ race, but with television contracts and the state of network TV, many of these races are unfortunately being pushed to a primetime slot. NASCAR has had a fantastic opportunity to further their ‘Green’ initiative in these situations, but for whatever reason, likely ignorance, they’ve failed to capitalize on it. Rather than enormous banks of light which further strain local power grids, the drivers could be racing with their headlights instead. But at the end of the day, NASCAR prefers to talk the big talk instead of walking it.
it's some iRacing goober
On the real side though, hope GMS finally bitchslaps KBM around in Trucks, someone has to break them up. If Sauter and Enfinger are as good as advertised, they'll win some races.
Man I was considering trying to start watching NASCAR again but man they just do every single possible thing to make it unwatchable.
Fuck I'm gonna have to watch F1 now. Also they're not fucking ARCA stuff right?
This shit's gonna be moving up the series. Remember they're gonna be testing this wonderful idea and no matter what people say they'll judge it an "ASTOUNDING SUCCESS" like the Chase Format and push it up the chain because of "BRILLIANT IDEAS"
Dear /sp/, do any of you anons know how & where I can follow the FIA WRC live starting tomorrow evening in Monte Carlo? They don't broadcast it on TV in my country.
Will post a very rare Pepe for the kind Anon that can point me to a reliable stream.
I wish they would have started with the clock in Xfinity, if we're talking snoozefests, that's the series that needs a massive swing taken at it, not the trucks. There were some boring races last year with the small fields and KBMdominateslol, but it was already looking better for 2016.
>also requesting Brian France comics, I know there's some out there
Either everyone in this thread knows why this is being done or there isnt even a reason for this to be happening, because no one appears to have asked yet and no ones talking about it.
WHY would they put in mandatory cautions regardless of if theres anything to caution about? Is this really about the people who finish down a lap being terrible and not wanting to feel terrible or something?
Sounds like lowering the skill gap in professional sports like they have done in video games.
They change the system so that idiots just end up more successful by chance and the professionals arent able to use their skill as effectively to gain an advantage.
Think being able to walk up behind someone on a tiny map and blow them away with a noob tube without aiming, as compared to a large scale map with actual flanking and a team and a line and difficult aim, without cheesy "I win" buttons and kill streaks to do the work for you etc.
If they just wanted heat races, why didn't they do heat races? Trucks are supposed to be a stepping stone up from ARCA/K&N, they aren't that far removed from regional late model type series that do heats. Why did they need to make a horrible gimmick out of it?
>heat races on mile and a half triovals
>leader gets a big restart and runs away with it
>FUCK KEEP THROWING CAUTIONS THEY'LL WRECK ON THE RESTARTS ONE OF THESE TIMES
pretty much what the all-star race already is
I was thinking of tying the heats to starting positions like in short track racing
>200 mile event
>field qualifies normally
>field is split into even and odd heats based on qualifying times.
>each heat runs a 75 mile heat race
>slowest 10 cars from each heat are eliminated from the main event
>rest of field is set based on finishing position in heat.
>run final 150 miles as a single event.
Season opening WRC race, still ded thread, rip motorsports ;_;
I WARNED YOU ABOUT UNIONS BRO
I TOLD YOU DOG
For the life of me I don't know why Brian France didn't grow a pair and slap Kauffman's shit into the void. This is by far the worst offseason I can ever remember the sport having.
>RTA fails to pass the charter rule by Daytona and gets too pushy
>NASCAR locks them all out
>Frank Kimmel wins 2016 Daytona 500
Brian France has publicly said that the failure of the CoT has made him stray away from Bill Sr. and Jr.'s mentality of "We make the rules, and if you don't like it go play in someone else's sandbox". Which is somewhat justified considering that the CoT has set the sport back a ton.
I just don't want NASCAR getting involved with the FiA, which is the real concern that I think Kauffman presents since the FiA is his background.
I feel like what Kauffman did in his approach to Brian was basically
>Nice sport you got here. It'd be a real shame if something happened to it.
And Brian rolled over because he realized that if the momentum started, of course the oligarchy of Hendrick/Roush/Penske would want less competition and more money.
I know Kauffman has been the subject of ongoing vilification, but I think NASCAR has done it to themselves in a certain sense by abusing the teams with radical car changes every 2-3 years since 2007 and the total cost of all that. And NASCAR isn't in the position where they can union bust, because the balance of power has shifted because there are no more "scab" teams to fill the field if the team owners ever decided to try anything like the first Talladega race again.
My number one concern is that the franchising system is basically a "Reverse Tony George", where instead of it being George reserving most of the Indy 500 field for his league and telling all the big teams they had to fight for a pittance of spots in the field, NASCAR and the oligarchy of owners are essentially saving a place for themselves every week and telling any startups to kill each other for less spots in the field than you can count on your hand.
Im watching it on tv, wrc has official stream on their website for 5e/month, idk about free ones tho, maybe plebbit has a few stream like they have for football matches, but I cant find any sorry
Oh sorry m8, misread your post. fiawec.com, not free tho, but I remember watching a few races last year and could always find free streams just by googling 30 min before the event.
Good news. Based Landon could get a couple top tens this year at superspeedways.
>David Ragan to BK Racing, the team where drivers spin out intentionally to throw cautions.
>David Gilliland to... start and park team? Shitty Xfinity team?
Good riddance. Those two are awful.