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#12 of 20 Re: Well... [rockylee]
Mar 19, 2007 (9:49 pm)
I don't know even "1" import owner that associates himself with NASCAR
I guess you never heard of a certain Porsche owner named Jeff Gordon. I'd be real surprised if he was the only one.
One the fan aside I know NASCAR fans who own Volvos, Nissans, Toyotas and BMWs.
#13 of 20 Re: Well... [andys120]
Mar 19, 2007 (10:34 pm)
I don't know Jeff Gordon personally. Rodney Carrington, did a song in tribute of Gordon on the Bob and Tom show.
#14 of 20 Re: NASCAR... [rockylee]
Mar 20, 2007 (5:52 am)
"Also a lot of what they learn on the race track is documented and often finds its way in production cars. Alot of sensor technology has came from the race track pal "
Can you cite actual examples from the modern NASCAR era? With NASCAR, I think this is a stretch. You can't buy a V8 Fusion or Camry, and the cars are set up to run oval tracks (all left hand turns) - unlike your street car which has to be balanced to turn both ways.
For what it's worth, I watch 75% of the NASCAR races each season (along with other forms of racing), and I own 3 imports.
#15 of 20 Re: NASCAR... [1racefan]
Mar 20, 2007 (5:57 am)
I can't site specific examples but Delphi Corp said they developed some of their technology's from NASCAR and IRL racing. That is where I got the info from about 5-6 years ago. Dad says they have dedicated lines at Delphi for racing technology. I know some of the sensors they use now came from race cars but specific ones my memory doesn't go that far back
#16 of 20 Re: Well... [rockylee]
Mar 20, 2007 (10:33 am)
Been a NASCAR fan for as long as I can remember and in that time I have owned 2 Toyota's, 2 Ford's, 1 Chevy, 1 Chrysler, 1 Volvo, 1 Honda and 1 Dodge.
Friends that are fans have an even mix of foreign and domestic's with most of the domestics being trucks.
#17 of 20 Re: NASCAR... [rockylee]
Mar 20, 2007 (11:01 am)
That is one particular feature.
The "Fusion" raced on NASCAR tracks has no relationship whatsoever to the Fusion available on the showroom floor in engine size, chassis configuration or drivetrain layout.
Mar 20, 2007 (5:37 pm)
I'm not a NASCAR fan and I'm not even a fan of driving fast but Mitsubishi's history of racing prowess has somewhat influenced my decision to buy a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS with 5-speed transmission. Mitsubishi has won many Dakar Rallies and many races of different flavors that I can't recall off the top of my head because it's not part of my car crazy obsession to love car racing.
But I'm learning that those that do love it really love it and pour their heritage and love and sweat in to it and take it very seriously. I know that the Japanese are very intense car builders and Mitsubishi engineers are worthy of my respect.
I short I feel that racing does indeed sell cars. Although my input may not fit the "norm" in this regard, if indeed there is a norm to fit here any more.
#19 of 20 Re: Well... [au1994]
Mar 20, 2007 (8:47 pm)
I don't know those type of people. I guess I've been isolated from them.
#20 of 20 Paisan.......
May 09, 2007 (10:16 pm)
Ford Arizona test track may be sold
Potential bidder talking to automaker about one of its Arizona proving sites that employs 200.
Are you going to buy it ?????