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BMW in NASCAR???

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I'm thinking about getting a BMW but they never have em in NASCAR
when will BMW show that they can race too????????
do they have plans to do this?
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I don't know but i tell you what. my 2002 will flat out get it in the turns. I would not be ashamed to put it on the track with sterlin marling or anybody.
First off bmw would have to do a lot of testing on the big tracks. does anybody know who we need to get in touch with to get this thing going? maybe if we wrote up a penition, then we would have enough klout to get this pony jumping. does anybody else have any ideas here?
hey! how did my cars picture get over on the left? I didn't even put it there. did the moderator do that? she's a beauty isn't she. well thanks whoever! :)
bobby labonte (#18 car) owns and drives an M5. he probably wouldnot get caught dead ina grand priee other than at the track
i like bobby labonte. i think he would be an ideal driver in a bmw in nascar. I wonder what the chance is of ever getting bmw's in nascar. i bet it's not much unfourtanately.
Why would BMW want to make a carburetted pushrod motor? NASCAR doesn't fit into their development plans. It would be a step backwards for them. I would like to see them in prototype racing again however.
Plus I think most of the cars are too small, except the E65. And like Internet Explorer to Windows I don't think BMW could figure out how to remove I-drive :D :D
Mashuri said:
Why would BMW want to make a carburetted pushrod motor? NASCAR doesn't fit into their development plans. It would be a step backwards for them. I would like to see them in prototype racing again however.
Me too.

While we are on the topic... Tom Milner's BMW Team PTG, use to be a NASCAR team before switching to BMW.
Mashuri said:
... I would like to see them in prototype racing again however.
If BMW ever raced in NASCAR I'd never buy another one. Ovals suck. Put it to the floor and turn left. That not a test of driver or car.
By rule, NASCAR is limited to "American" manufacturers. Don't know exactly how they define that though, seeing as how Daimler/Chrysler/Dodge is welcome. I think the closest BMW will come to NASCAR is continuing to supply the pace car at the Glen as long as Sirius sponsors the race.

Doug - Not really a NASCAR fan, but plays one on TV
classy man said:
I wonder what the chance is of ever getting bmw's in nascar. i bet it's not much unfourtanately.
i think this is innacurate info. do you not recall the early seventies when the 911 porche was in theer? if they let porches in i'm sure a beemer sedan would be legal.
DougP said:


By rule, NASCAR is limited to "American" manufacturers. Don't know exactly how they define that though, seeing as how Daimler/Chrysler/Dodge is welcome. I think the closest BMW will come to NASCAR is continuing to supply the pace car at the Glen as long as Sirius sponsors the race.
I'm sure NASCAR fans know a lot about porches :D
(laying on them passed out)
classy man said:

i think this is innacurate info. do you not recall the early seventies when the 911 porche was in theer? if they let porches in i'm sure a beemer sedan would be legal.
those porschs werent in nascar they were in irock that was a seires where all the stars of different series would come together and race on all kinds of tracks to see who was best
:tsk:
classy man said:


i think this is innacurate info. do you not recall the early seventies when the 911 porche was in theer?
ok so i missed one small detail is that a big deal or what? so it was irock. irock and NASCAR are pretty simliar so it might work.
When Will Bmw Show they know how to [email protected]!?!
Why HAS NO ONE INFORMED THIS MAN!

By the way . . . **** NASCAR! You will Never see a German Engineered Car in that Circus or American Hick Cars: fords
and Pontiacs
Crummey2M4 said:
when will BMW show that they can race too????????
do they have plans to do this?

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Bimmer? said:


By the way . . . **** NASCAR! You will Never see a German Engineered Car in that Circus or American Hick Cars: fords
and Pontiacs
It's amazing the nascar bashing here:thumbdwn: :thumbdwn:
maybe 10-20 years ago it was a circus, but today there is nothing "stock" about a stock car. Millions of dollars are invested in r/d of today's top teams. The only thing they are possibly behind in is electronic engine/fuel management, but thier rules dictate that. I've walked in Busch and WC garages, and these crews are working with top stuff.

I'm not trying to compare them with F1, but you can no longer laugh at the moneys that are generated, and spent, by this form of racing. Their silly restrictor plate races are the only races where they can "keep WOT and turn left"

Sure, their announcer's leave a lot to be desired...but these are no slouch drivers or cars anymore.

I can understand completely if it is not your favorite form of racing....but it has come a long way

Flame suite on:banghead:
seriously, i'm behind. what the hell does WOT mean? i've seen it a lot more in the past few weeks and have zero idea.
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DougDogs said:


It's amazing the nascar bashing here:thumbdwn: :thumbdwn:
maybe 10-20 years ago it was a circus, but today there is nothing "stock" about a stock car. Millions of dollars are invested in r/d of today's top teams. The only thing they are possibly behind in is electronic engine/fuel management, but thier rules dictate that. I've walked in Busch and WC garages, and these crews are working with top stuff.

I'm not trying to compare them with F1, but you can no longer laugh at the moneys that are generated, and spent, by this form of racing. Their silly restrictor plate races are the only races where they can "keep WOT and turn left"

Sure, their announcer's leave a lot to be desired...but these are no slouch drivers or cars anymore.

I can understand completely if it is not your favorite form of racing....but it has come a long way

Flame suite on:banghead:
i agree, and i also think any bashing of nascar as low skill driving is a little inaccurate. going almost 200 mph constantly 6 inches from every other car requires some skill... yeah it's one long left turn, but still
Way Off Topic.
eugeneDC/TX said:
seriously, i'm behind. what the hell does WOT mean? i've seen it a lot more in the past few weeks and have zero idea.
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