General Message Board
If they bring back a safer old car with COT safety devices incorporated in the car, the costs will go down while the racing will get better. The truck series and Nationwide series proves that the less the car costs, the better the racing is.
The "old car" cannot incorporate the COT's safety devices. Simply because the COT's shape is due to the enginering/technological advances in safety. The location and diminsions of the safety cage is in direct proportion to the roof height and side panels of the COT. That is what gives the COT it's configuration. Also by having one standard template, teams cannot fudge the rules as in days of old. The COT will begin to be cost efficient in the coming years. Rather than the teams having to build fourty to fifty cars for thirty-six races, they can reduce that number to fifteen to twenty cars. At almost half a million each, fewer Sprint Cup cars mean big savings to the owners.
In my opinion, all the COT truly needs is that goofy wing taken off the deck lid and spoilers returned.