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KJPROX
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KJPROX
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Joined: Jun 30 2006, 12:13 PM

Sep 17 2014, 02:18 PM #1

Read yesterday that Marcos Ambros will finish out this season in NASCAR continuing racing with Richard Petty Motorsports and not race NASCAR in 2015. He is returning to Australia to return to racing the V8 super cars series in 2015 with a newly formed V8 team started by Penske Racing partnered with Dick Johnson racing. That's right the same Penske Racing team that currently runs a NASCAR and INDY team here in the state, they will be running Ford cars in the V8 Series.

Really hope this is a sign of good things for V8's and more coverage/exposure here in the US. :D

Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
BUT Torque is how far you take the wall with you!!
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Mick777
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Joined: Jun 8 2006, 09:12 AM

Sep 17 2014, 10:33 PM #2

Wow! It'll be interesting to see how Aussies in general react. I don't mind. I mean the only reason i ever watch NASCAR is to see how Ambrose is going. But most Aussies are not big on forgiving someone who ditches 'them'.

Back when Craig Lowndes swapped to Ford from the Holden racing team well he was basically vilified. This was before the car of tomorrow, where the cars are basically all the same car but with engines from whatever manufacturer has their name on the car. But even when he swapped 'sides' they were already sharing so many parts that it didn't really matter what car he drove so it made no sense whatsoever.

At least now that the 'sameness' is official this has meant that other manufacturers have returned and we have gotten a little removed from the caveman Holden Vs Ford rubbish.
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