The White Zone: Low-downforce excellence

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As the laps ticked away, Kyle Larson capitalized on Martin Truex Jr. dealing with lap traffic. With eight laps to go, he came upon the lapped cars of Ryan Newman and Tyler Reddick. The former of whom is notoriously difficult to overtake. “Well, they’re both really aggressive drivers, so I didn’t want to get stuck behind them because I […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Phoenix

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NASCAR waved the checkered flag on its truncated west coast swing, Sunday. From Kyle Larson‘s roller coaster afternoon and Bubba Wallace‘s great run to the low-downforce package, here’s my three big stories from Phoenix Raceway. Three big stories: Phoenix No. 1: Kyle Larson’s roller coaster afternoon Calling Larson’s afternoon in the valley of the Sun is an […] 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: 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