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Old 06-12-2002, 09:34 PM
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Joey - looks to me like you are spending too much time at work and not enough time packing to come to visit for the weekend. MOM
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Old 06-12-2002, 10:08 PM
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Can somone explain the "First 8 rows at Daytona" thing for me?
Humor me, I'm bored, so I tried to do the math. Where's the error?
First 8 rows of Daytona = 16 cars.
Winton Cup Car Hp = ~725.
725x16=11,600 hp.
Isn't a top fuel motor around 6500 hp?
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Old 06-12-2002, 10:16 PM
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Don't forget the Nascar engines usually last 500 miles at near WOT in very high temps. It takes alot of skill to build an engine to last like that.
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Old 06-12-2002, 11:05 PM
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audacity, great facts. I love drag racing and am amazed that they can even get them things to go 1/4 mile! Everything has to be perfect.

Couple other facts I have picked up:
The rear wing generates 6000-7000 lbs of down-force.
The blowers generate 40+ lbs of boost.
The fuel pumps are rated for 140 gallons/second

Tell me more!!!
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Old 06-12-2002, 11:55 PM
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With a shaft dyno they pegged it when calibrated to 5000 ft-lbs TQ and had it recalibrated to 10,000 ft-lbs TQ and now it is OK. Somewhere around ? 8000. They won't tell.
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