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  • richard richard Feb 22, 2011 9:52 PM Flag

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    doug yates of roush-yates engines says the ford fr9 engine continued their awesome exhibition of engineering, and power, as fords finished 1 2 3... OH REALLY, doug, then why didn't, out of those top 3, did only bayne lead any laps (6), and where was all that power in the gatorade duals, kenseth 4th in duel #1, and edwards 10th in duel #2... we'll see at the next race, what that boat anchor fr9 does, can't wait.

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    • Not a fan one way or another unless they win for me. That Ford engine took forever to develope with the emphasis on cooling. They wanted to get it right. When NASCAR in their infinite wisdom decreased the boil over pressure and reduced the air intake it gave Ford a giant advantage. Even NASCAR had to realize that and opened up the air intake the day before the race, but it wasn't enough.
      On short runs like they were running all week the other engines were running hot but didn't blow. Tony was blowng water during the week. It wasn't Ford engines blowing up during the race.
      And it all revolved around the new style of racing flat out and the pusher needing air. Some engines (Fords) were better designed for cooling.
      Does that mean that they have an advantage overall? When they come back to Daytona you bet they do until the track ages. On other tracks at normal boilover temps and traditional racing styles and speed I'm not so sure. This race was definately an advantage to the Fords. Why didn't they lead laps etc.? They were pushing the other cars to the front.

    • The FR9's should be stout at Phoenix.

 

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