NASCAR Cutting HP by 75-100 in Cup Cars for 2015

NASCAR-sprint-cup-seriesJust saw as I’m watching the final Fontana Sprint Cup practice on Fox Sports 1 that NASCAR is going to reduce the horsepower of the top tier NASCAR driving series. While they have not said for sure how much, rumors are in the 75-100 range.

When the generation 6 car was introduced, they said this car’s power and aerodynamics go hand in hand, so a reduction like that is obviously going to come with aero changes as well.

NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton said the decision is as much about increasing the longevity of engines as it is about improving racing.

When is NASCAR going to leave good enough alone? Seems like they’re always tweaking. It seems like a few years of consistency would be good for drivers and fans alike. No other professional sport seems to tweak as much and as often as NASCAR. What’s your take?

EXCLUSIVE: NASCAR plotting horsepower reduction for 2015

2 thoughts on “NASCAR Cutting HP by 75-100 in Cup Cars for 2015

  • March 26, 2014 at 10:41 am

    My belief is that fan numbers are dropping for NASCAR events because the car’s specifications are over controlled. There is no room any more for innovation and thinking outside the box in NASCAR Racing. It’s hard to be creative when you are facing $100,000 fines! NASCAR’s product now is nothing more than the old IROCK series. It died because of boredom and so will NASCAR if they are not careful. You want to make it more interesting, drop the gear rules, the suspension rules, the ride height rules, transmission specs, cooling rules, frontal opening rules. Then we will see who is the best engineers and drivers!


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