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post #1 of 12 Old 06-07-2006, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Greg Biffle would like to see the Camaro in NASCAR

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from the Hardin County News

A victory at Darlington (left) helped Greg Biffle in his four-race climb from 23rd to 12th in the standings.

After a horrible start to the 2006 season, Greg Biffle is once again a solid contender for one of the 10 berths in the season-ending, championship-deciding Chase for the Nextel Cup, which begins after the Sept. 9 race at Richmond International Raceway.

In the past four races, Biffle has had finishes of fourth, first, seventh and eighth, respectively. During that span, he has climbed from 23rd in points to 12th, and he's 85 points out of 10th place. The veteran Roush Racing driver spoke with reporters last week on NASCAR's weekly teleconference.

Q. Should the rules be changed so injured drivers don't have to start races to earn points?

A. "Yeah, because of our sport, the way it's designed, it could help us... There has been discussion about the points as well; like if you fall out of a race, instead of getting 43rd-place points, have there be a cutoff. Let's say everybody from 30th back gets the same amount of points. ... It could be a topic of discussion in the future, [but] I don't really know how that will actually work."

Q. Should NASCAR run smaller cars, like the Ford Mustang, in the Busch Series?

A. "I think bringing the Mustang and the [Chevrolet] Camaro, those type of cars into that division, would be a great idea, great idea for the marketing, sports and the series."

Q. How did your team members keep up their spirits as the team struggled early in the season?

A. "We simply had to put the last race totally behind us like, OK, we went to Phoenix, we ran well, whatever happened, happened. This week we're concentrating on winning."

Q. How do you feel about the strong performance of Roush Racing teammate Mark Martin in his final year of full-time Nextel Cup competition?

A. "It doesn't really surprise me. Mark Martin has a ton of talent. He's extremely passionate about driving these race cars.We've got, as a company, really good race cars. If we have good equipment and good cars, Mark is always going to be one of our guys running up front."

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I also think they should run the camaro-mustang-challenger in the bush race it would put excitement into the bush series it's so boring now.

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That's what they're talking about, putting the Mustang/Camaro/Challenger into Busch because they are smaller cars. NOt only would it be a boon to the manufacters starving for some brand recognition but it would make it less attractive to Cup regulars to Buschwhack and run the Busch series...something that is killing Busch right now.

If there were less you could learn from the Busch race that would translate over to the Cup race, maybe drivers wouldn't be as quick to run both races.

So far this year Cup drivers have won every single Busch race and 3-4 of them are running a full schedule in both series.

NASCAR could have fixed the problem a long time ago by just saying if you run the full Cup schedule then you can only run 10 Busch races. If you run more than that then we'll start deducting your points eligibility from the cup races. In otherwords if you ran 11 Busch races, then for 1 cup race you'd earn zero championship points. If you ran 12 Busch races, then it would be 2 Cup races w/o points, etc.

Anyway, the idea of the pony cars in Busch makes huge sense. And maybe they'd go back to production body dimensions instead of this common template stuff. Busch might actually become the more interesting series at that point.
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I'd like to see them in the SCCA/stock type racing rather then Nascar.

While those classes don't get anywhere near the coverage Nascar does, it is a better fit IMO.

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Why can't it be in both?
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Why can't it be in both?
I'm not saying it can't

Considering the regulations on design, templates and how everyone in Nascar whines how everyting has to be equal, I can't see those three cars being close enough to meet a common template, etc.

IMO Nascar should go to one chassis - one body and make the difference the manufacturers motors and driver skill

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I wouldn't mind seeing the pony cars enter the Busch Series, that'd be neat.

I think it would give a good separation then from the Cup Series, and I agree totally that full-time Cup drivers need to be limited to like 5 Busch races.

With that differentiation in the cars, I don't think racing Busch would help for Cup experience as much, and would deter Cup drivers from racing in Busch as much. Which is a good thing IMO.

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I wouldn't mind seeing the pony cars enter the Busch Series, that'd be neat.

I think it would give a good separation then from the Cup Series, and I agree totally that full-time Cup drivers need to be limited to like 5 Busch races.

With that differentiation in the cars, I don't think racing Busch would help for Cup experience as much, and would deter Cup drivers from racing in Busch as much. Which is a good thing IMO.
I agree, I do think the Nascar guys need to stay out of Bush more. Give the up and coming guys more of a chance to hone thier skills

It is like professional athletes going back and playing college ball once in a while

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I wouldn't mind seeing the pony cars enter the Busch Series, that'd be neat.

I think it would give a good separation then from the Cup Series, and I agree totally that full-time Cup drivers need to be limited to like 5 Busch races.

With that differentiation in the cars, I don't think racing Busch would help for Cup experience as much, and would deter Cup drivers from racing in Busch as much. Which is a good thing IMO.
I second that.
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In 2007 they are going to the new nascar car of tomorrow every body will have the same car.

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