Ok I have had enough time to mellow out… after I heard what NASCAR has done to Carl long, what was they thinking? I can tell you … NASCAR wanted to send a message and they see Carl long and his operation as expendable,they can hammer him with record fines and penalties and they don’t loose any big names, and they get to show the world they treat everyone the same. HORSEFEATHERS!!!!!!
the man’s engine was .170 cubic inches too big….that is POINT 170. NASCAR has a legal limit on C.I.D. It is 358 Cubic inches, now this “cheater had a big engine, it was 358.170 cubic inches…lets break this down.
A NASCAR engine has 700hp (yeah that is a little under what is believed to be the real hp numbers but anyway) that is 1.955 hp per cubic inch, now if we figure out Carl longs engine he has 1.954 hp per cubic inch.,……wow what a gain .Richard Petty was once caught with an over-sized engine – after winning a race. Petty was fined (not nearly as severely as Long’s crew chief) but he wasn’t suspended. NASCAR even allowed him to keep the win!
And what about Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief and a repeat offender who – when not on repeated probation for cheating – guided Johnson to three straight championships? Knaus got a wrist slap, Johnson and Hendrick got three championships. And this is fair? I mean poor Carl long couldn’t win a race if he had 2 illegal engines, but the real kicker is it was not even a points race!!!!!! so why the points fine?
Just another example of the favoritism that is growing in NASCAR, you want to get thing right, try giving Long a few extra cubic inches to help him along….don’t kill the dreams and career of a driver who is just trying to race. I mean Carl Long was just hanging on by his fingernails and now NASCAR has given him a manicure that will be to death toll to his team and his racing career.
So in closing I have this to say to NASCAR, thanks you are killing the very teams that made nascar what it is today. The little guy who everyone likes to see.
Kasey Kahne will run the new Dodge motor at Dover, this should be interesting……
C-ya at the races……….