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Heard about the big stink in NASCAR....mystery substance found in the fuel system.

Evidently some tech inspector reached inside an intake to check for something they always check for...who knows what...anyway, he brought his hand back out covered in some substance he couldn't identify. They sent it off to some NASCAR lab (if you can believe there is such a thing), but they aren't saying what it was. They just said an Oxygenator of some sort that will increase octane.

I'm betting it was Moth Balls in the fuel tank.
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maybe i could finally out run champ's mach 1 down the straights with some of this o2 goo. anything in the uscra rule book? i'll just fire my crew cheif if i get caught. wait that's me. the inspecter's search in waltrip's manifold reminded me of my sister when she (once) put her finger in my nephew's diaper "just to check". i guess you have to know you're looking for something and be prepared for both a negative and a positive determination.
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Sometimes after I fart I have to put a finger in my pants to check.

But...most of the time it's so obvious I don't have to check.

I'm going to fire my butt filter.

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JB, I heard that K&N is coming out with a new filter for just that purpose....

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it is one thing to piss off the sponsor, it is another to piss off the manufacturer of the car you are driving (or at least the manufacturer of the car your car is modeled after) on their inagural year. Something tells me this will be no end to trouble.

tell me this oh great branson of the fuels, if he was reaching in the intake, what the hell kind of substance is lingering in there? I've reached in plenty of intakes only to find....nothing...traces of fuel vapor and not much else.
 

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NASCAR is excitement, the races go like this...

Green...White...Checker

Now thats freakin exciting!!

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if one were a really smart chemist, perhaps one could concoct some sort of goo that had loads of ready to burn o2 . extra o2 means extra hp. now smear said goo in your intake manifold. during the course of a qualifying run, it would deplete itself to nothing (like a consant loss oiling system). now if the expected depletion rate was off just a bit, some of this goo would left over in the intake tract ready for a randy inspector to finger off and say "what the f%#K is this s%&t doing on my finger? now there's a lot of finger pointing and something sure smells fishey.
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quote:...to finger off and say "what the f%#K is this s%&t doing on my finger? now there's a lot of finger pointing and something sure smells fishey.
Are we still talking about NASCAR? ... 'cause this is starting to remind me of a girl I once knew...
 

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my favorite part was that in the focs article they used the words "integrity" and "sport" in the same sentence as nascar!

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Parks...sounds plausible.
I was picturing some kind of powder residue left over from some compound in the fuel. Perhaps an unexpected color or feel that caught the inspectors attention.
However...now that I think of it, it probably wasn't in fuel itself...too easy to test. Perhaps some compound that when heated performs it's chemical duty. Or like you say..something that disolves in the air/fuel stream.

Although no longer a Nascar fan, growing up in Tenn I learned to appreciate the technical skills of these guys. Some very very sharp wrenches in Nascar. Cheating was for year a way of life in Nascar...you could almost be assured the winners were cheating back then...just not getting caught. Hell, back then even the manufacturers helped them cheat.

As for passing...well..you probably see more passing in Nascar than you do in modern F1. Nascar is of course far more difficult than unknowledgable people deem it. As are most things. It's as precise and as technologically advanced as allowed within the rules as is F1 racing. And it has no more soap opera drama than does F1. The tire research done for Nascar shows that the typical race car at 180mph on the banked turns is experiencing almost exactly the same level of traction as a street car on sheer ice. Got to take some skills to keep that up for 500 miles.

One thing I've learned from racing...is never to belittle other types of racing...it's never ever easy to build, race and win anything...whether is a lawn mower or a airplane.
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parks,

vic's vapo-rub (oxgenated, non-methalated) version?

tex
 
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