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Its really too bad that NASCAR allowed Toyota (asian aluminum) to compete with the American Iron.
Hey Jimmy, that is a '1969' Camaro.
Have you noticed that a lot of updated drivetrains in Ford hot rods are Chevrolet V8's and transmissions coupled to a 9" Ford or a Jag rear end?
You evidently do not know the roots of NASCAR. Stock Cars were daily drivers that were modified to race on an oval track by the good ole boys. This was during the prohibition era, not unlike todays street racers. Your left/right turn cars are considered road racing or formula 1 which is like comparing apples to oranges. I was merely stating that Toyota has no business on an American NASCAR track. I ask why Mercedes or BMW or Jaguar isn't competing on a NASCAR track as well? My guess is that it is beneath them competitively. You are correct in the fact that NASCAR is not a 'stock car' however its roots are derived from a 'stock car'. NASCAR is a ground up build of a race car with the skin of a current 'stock car'. The original 'stock car' was a car modified by strengthening the frame and scrapping any excessive sheet metal to lighten the car and hopping up the engine and rubbing fenders until the best driver/car won. I think it was the early 70's when the last 'stock car' that was heavily modified raced. Think Ford Torino, Chevy Monte Carlo, Dodge Charger.
Guess I'm just a good ole fashioned boy who believes good ole American Iron racing on a track where its the skills of the driver and the mechanic to build a competitive car. Just dont compare oval, straight line or road racing any more than you can compare football, baseball or basketball.