NASCAR » Bowyer loses appeal against penalty


Clint Bowyer's Sprint Cup effectively ended by 150pt penalty for technical infringement at Loudon.

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Marybeth - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 2:27 AM

I read this over on Frontstretch.com Matt McLaughlin's Thinkin' Out Loud: 2010 Dover-2 Race Recap. Sept. 27, 2010)
“Clint Bowyer probably sent Mark Martin dinner after Martin's car was disqualified after qualifying for Dover. At least it deflected some negative attention away from the RCR team. Martin's car was found to have rear shocks with illegally high internal pressures. So, what's going on? Apparently, the trick to making the car of sorrow handle better is to get the back of the car up further in the air so the rear spoiler is in clean air. To do this during the race some teams, most notably the Hendrick cars that have been dominant over the last few years, are using trick rear shocks. When cold, as in pre-race inspections, the car sits at a legal height. As the shocks heat up during an event the gas within them expands, raising the rear ride height. The car might not pass the height stick test immediately after the race, but given a half-hour to cool off at rest the gas contr

Marybeth - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 2:29 AM

Pt. 2 "The car might not pass the height stick test immediately after the race, but given a half-hour to cool off at rest the gas contracts and the car returns to legal height. Apparently, some other teams figured out what HMS was doing and have tried to mimic it. Now, some are getting caught.”
Someone commented the following, “Isn't it logical to think that the shocks on Mark's car are on Johnson's? I guess we'll never know for sure. I guess they'll let Johnson's car settle before they measure it.”

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