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    NASCAR 2013 car test: New cars more unstable in tandem drafts

    NASCAR 2013 car test: New cars more unstable in tandem drafts
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    By Bob Pockrass

    TALLADEGA, Ala.—NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers liked the way their 2013 cars looked during their test Wednesday at Talladega Superspeedway.

    How did they drive? Well … that depends on the driver’s perspective.

    The cars were more unstable in two-car tandems, which NASCAR certainly wouldn’t mind. The whole purpose of the test Wednesday was to work on a cooling system that would limit drivers’ ability to race in that one-car–pushing-another style.

    Seven teams participated in the test for the new bodies, which are designed to have more manufacturer identity.

    The front bumpers are different on all makes. The Chevrolet SS comes to a point more at its front, which made it the most unstable when pushing. The Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion bumpers were more curved on the sides, creating more potential to turn the driver being pushed because of less surface area from front bumper of the car doing the pushing to the rear bumper of the car being pushed.

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    Re: NASCAR 2013 car test: New cars more unstable in tandem drafts

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