I'm not so sure about that. I presume that this means that everybody will be using the same chassis (a la Indy Car) which should cut the necessary expenditures for the individual team chassis shops. It will also make the chassis cost the same for every team and no one will (legally) be able to deviate. After this change, Nascar might be willing to allow more stock block type motors as they would no longer have to scrutinize the individual shop chassis builds and could concentrate on equalizing the various motor outputs. There are persistent rumors that Nascar (and the manufacturers) want to race some form of the motors that they build for the street. Of course, rumors are just that - rumors. Nascar could just as easily require "spec" motors to be run in the new "spec" chassis and then it probably would end up being the final nail in their coffin.Headline...."NASCAR to order more coffin nails for Cup Series!"
And I would bet money that Dallara isn't building these chassis in Indiana, they'll do it in Mooresville or Concord. Production will be near the teams and the R&D center, not hours away. I'm sure some of these people will end up working for Dallara.Not much will really be lost since whoever is fired while possibly be rehired or someone else in their place will be rehired for the dallara chassis.
Dallara chassis will have a streamlined process and turn out chassis in cookie cutter fashion.Not much will really be lost since whoever is fired while possibly be rehired or someone else in their place will be rehired for the dallara chassis.
This is quite a stretch. To think that moving to a new generation of race vehicle in NASCAR is going to cause "true race enthusiasts" to turn to street racing is laughable.I guess that's progress. True race enthusiasts will wind up where they started 65 years ago...illegal street racing lightly modified production cars. Here in the NY metro area we lost our last drag strip (Englishtown) and if you want real drag racing you need to drive to New Hampshire. No thanks. So much for progress.