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Chevy's have won every race this year in the Winston Cup, I look at the names of the Ford drivers, Jarrett, Martin etc, they are getting old, like the rest of the Ford drivers, seems like chevy's, pontiacs and yes, even Dodge teams are drawing all the rookies, are there even any rookies this year driving Fords? I am tired of all the Earnhardt tributes and praises, does anybody remember old Fireball Roberts, who died in a Galaxie, or Curtis Turner, when racing was really putting your life on a line, no....just my rant for today.

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MAYBE FORD NEED TO ANTI UP SOME $$$$ I think it would be a hoot, if they could get Gordon or someone of his caliber to leave the bow ties and drive the real machine!
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What about Rookie-of-the-Year... Matt Kenseth? or Elliot Sadler? or Kurt Busch? and don't count of Mark just yet! Even with Viagra as a sponsor...LMAO!!!

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I would say the ones to watch this year are Dale Jarret Ricky Rudd and Matt Kenseth kenseth was flying today till the engine blew I think he was pulling to much gear to keep it together for 500 miles. John
 

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Hi KB,

Yes, things are looking a little bleak so far this year. I think its due to a couple of things. One of which is
that a number of years ago, NASCAR mandated that GM and Ford establish a uniform engine that all teams would use. That is, Ford teams use one type of block and heads (Yates), and Chevy teams would do the same with their engines. This was to be set in stone for years to come. Ford is STILL using that original combination that I think is getting close to 10 years old and actually has its roots to the early 70s. At that time, GM settled on the venerable Chevy small block with new 23 degree valve cylinder heads as their standard bearer. However, not long after that, GM asked NASCAR for a revision for a new head of 18 degree valves, and got it. Ford remained the same. Then a few years ago, GM asked for a WHOLE new engine called the SB2 (which looks a lot like the Ford engine) and got it. Ford was kept the same. About the time GM introduced the new engine, Ford won a few races in a row and NASCAR changed the rules to hurt the Fords on the shorter tracks and also hurt them on the super speedways (spoiler and valence changes). What NASCAR didn't consider is that while this evened out the field temporarily, the GM teams would FURTHER develop their new engine, while the mature Ford engine was about at the peak of its development. This is what I think is happening now. The Fords were slowed down to match with the early SB2 engined cars; but now that the GM engines have been refined and are running HP equalvalent to the Fords, GM has ended up with a total package advantage. Ford has asked NASCAR for a slight enhancement to their heads, but have been denied. It always seems that in NASCAR and other sanctioning bodies, if Fords start to win regularly, something needs to be adjusted; however, if GM wins regularly, everything is as it should be! On top of this, we have Dodge with a clean sheet of paper, pure racing engine that is early in its development. I guess its some consolation to know that GM abandoned the layout of the vaulted small block Chevy to copy the Ford's.

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Ford aero package is the drawback and was proven in wind tunnel test. NASCAR will get around to normalizing it eventually. i believe the Dodges were given a break to publisize their return to NASCAR but their engines wil not hold up until they mature a little. Rousch has to strain his engines too much to make up for aero hence they are failing.
Yates is not doing that and is running well but not winning.
 
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