Well it was a little over a decade ago that Dodge made its grand return to the NASCAR stock car series. So why has the best Chrysler engine of all time been left behind. Was it GM and Ford complaints over the power produced by the Hemi, or is it
the simple fact that NASCAR has lost its way. Well in a way it’s a bit of both worlds. Yes NASCAR has lost their way when it comes to the engines it allows manufacturers to use. And as for GM and Ford complaining, well they did have a word with the board at NASCAR over the use of the exclusively patented Chrysler motor. Yes for all of you GM and Ford fans out their, your favourite brands are a bit of winers when it comes to competition. When you have to bring up the fact that one manufacture has a motor which can produce more power then yours, you can be seen as a complainer.
Now as for NASCAR, they did the worst of all. They made it so that every company had to follow strict guidelines for each product raced on any track. Yes you have to build a specific motor, which follows the same blueprint. Because of this you cannot use a hemispherical design in your blueprint for your engine, since it does not meet their specific guidelines. Well it seems that NASCAR should just scrap the use of different companies and just go it alone. Since most of the cars running on their tracks are built by the same people, they might as well just run their own cars with their own badges.
So as for the Hemi, it may be a long time before we ever see it run at Daytona again. And at this rate, we may never see it run there ever again. So for now we will just have to switch the channel over to drag racing or drifting, since they actually allow the use of the Hemi engine.
March 7, 2011