The White Zone: Another pessimistic high-downforce package take

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The first run was still green, and I already knew what I’d write; the high-downforce package. That’s how little of anything happened, Sunday. When the competition caution flew on Lap 26, Chase Elliott was over three seconds ahead of Kyle Busch in second. As we’ve seen time and time and time and time again, the wake from the lead car […] READ MORE


Effect of high-downforce at Darlington

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Saturday, Darlington Raceway provided the slipping and sliding that comes with a worn out surface. Sunday, however, high-downforce negated much of it. The Cook Out Southern 500 featured many of the high-downforce aero package’s problems that have been on display time after time after time after time, this season. Passing the lead car was a Herculean […] READ MORE


What effect a larger spoiler played at Daytona

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For much of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, one of the biggest criticisms levied at the high-downforce package was that it made passing the leader a Herculean task. I, myself, pointed this out many different times, this season. Sunday, however, was the exception to the rule, on the run to the finish. While Chase Elliott bested Denny […] READ MORE


The White Zone: High-downforce package follies on display at Michigan

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Saturday at Michigan International Speedway gave us a NASCAR Cup Series race that was fun to watch, because of the high-downforce package. Sunday, however, gave us the race that I thought we’d see this weekend. The Consumer Energy 400 featured elements of a typical Michigan race. The field got strung out as a run progressed, […] READ MORE


The White Zone: The high-downforce package is a joke

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Who are these 80 percent of fans who say they like the high-downforce package? How do you look at Sunday’s Brickyard 400 and say with a straight face that this is good racing? NASCAR’s annual trek to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was yet another display of what’s wrong with the high-downforce package that NASCAR stubbornly […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Charlotte highlights failings of high-downforce package

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The high-downforce package in the NASCAR Cup Series is very hit and miss. Thursday’s race in the Queen City at Charlotte Motor Speedway demonstrated how miss it can be. Under the competition caution in the Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Joey Logano and three others opted to stay out, while race leader Matt DiBenedetto […] READ MORE