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Long Before NASCAR Had the COT, There Was The IROC Series

When NASCAR first spoke of moving to a newer and safer car, needless to say everyone was critical of the new design. It was boxier, heavier, and didn't exactly look like a "stock" car. The splitter on the front looked like something for on a snow plow. The wing on the trunk seemed out of place. It just didn't look like a car made for NASCAR competition. An entire new rule book was sent to teams, as there was little wiggle room for tweaking and adjusting. The cars were essentially equal, forcing teams to figure out ways to get an advantage over the other competitors. The new car has been criticized, ridiculed and in some cases hated. But, it wasn't that long ago when another series had a similar idea. Remember the IROC Series? A series of on...

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