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mckenzi01
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2007 6:59:03 AM

As we're told (OVER AND OVER) on Sirius radio, today, the new car is finally "The Car of Tomorrow." Tomorrow the whole flock hits the track in anger. Once we see them, all painted up nice and pretty, will we care that they are a different size? Will we even notice?
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mckenzi01
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2007 6:19:46 AM

After all the hype (positive and negative) it looked like any other race at NASCAR Entertainment. Once the cars appeared in a group, with the paint on, it looked like another bunch of template cars. And, notwithstanding what the winner said, the racing looked great.
mckenzi01
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2007 7:48:46 AM

Waltrip needs to decide if he's a driver or an owner (maybe Toyota will do that for him). If he's an owner, he can work on getting all his cars into the races and into the points. Or he can keep looking like a fool, ruining his reputation (what's left of it).

In any case 5 of 7 Toyotas are racing, all based on time. And the players at the front are indeed the players at the front.

And the Car of Today looks just fine!
Oredigger94
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2007 9:25:13 PM

Well, only two Toyotas didn't make the field - Reutimann and Waltrip. Reutimann would have qualified on speed, Waltrip would not have done so. Blaney qualified in the Top 10.
mckenzi01
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2007 6:52:25 AM

...and it's no longer the car of tomorrow. It's the CAR OF TODAY.

On the short tracks, aerodynamics shouldn't matter much, so if the Toyotas have decent engines, they should at least be able to hold their own. Probably not an equal footing, but closer.

And if the teams fail at the short tracks, I'd watch for Toyota to start grumbling.
IndyGlenn
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2007 10:21:06 PM

whistlepig, that's an interesting observation regarding Toyota. I guess we'll soon find out.
Oredigger94
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2007 2:37:25 PM

Probably won't be able to tell a difference. Beatin' and bangin' at Bristol will still be the same. Until stuff breaks off. When they get to the bigger tracks, then it'll get interesting.

I wonder if Toyota's COT is better than their current car. Maybe they've been working on it more than the current car in an effort for transition.
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