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  • Raceboy Raceboy Mar 23, 2013 1:49 PM Flag

    Fixing Danica

    They just need to put a much weaker spring on the throttle body.

    Maybe then she could get it to the floor.

    A former, deceased astronaut's son decided he wanted to race. Had a truck built (this was not long after the truck series started in nascar) and he entered in the Texas Motor Speedway truck race that year. All thru practices, nascar kept telling him he had to speed up or they would black flag him. The local team I was on went to crew for him along with the truck builder and the engine builder. They went all over that truck trying to figure out why it wasn't up to speed because all the right stuff was there to do it.

    At the end of final practice, he slugs into the garage and parks it. Talked about he didn't know what else to do. The team replied with 'We're going to put a lighter spring on it. He asked if that wouldn't foul up the setup. They said 'No. We meant the throttle spring. You don't seem to be strong enough to get the throttle all the way down.

    He made the race on the basis that there weren't enough trucks entered to fill the field, so they let him start. A few laps in, he was being lapped already and got black flagged off the track.


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