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NASCAR Horsepower Debate: Perspectives Clash Over Increased Power

NASCAR Horsepower Debate: The conversation around boosting horsepower in NASCAR continues to gain momentum, yet the sport seems to be at odds with the sentiments echoed within its community. Even former Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick recently nodded in agreement with industry veteran Bob Fisher’s insights on potentially increasing power to Cup cars without significant upheaval.

Harvick shared a clip where Bob Fisher, the Senior Vice President of ECR engines, highlighted, “These engines are more than capable of delivering well over 900 horsepower. But if they wished, increasing power to the range of 6-750 horsepower wouldn’t pose a substantial challenge for the engine manufacturers.”

“We already possess a package that we use for running engines across multiple races with validated seals, and we feel confident in doing so. However, NASCAR hasn’t extensively engaged with the engine companies on this matter. When they’ve approached us, we’ve been open to it,” Fisher added.

Engine manufacturers are now openly suggesting the potential to increase power in Cup cars without encountering significant hurdles. Despite this, NASCAR seems resistant to the proposal, purportedly in an effort to curb perceived costs.

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Numerous drivers, teams, and even lightheartedly, artificial intelligence, have voiced their desire for more horsepower in Cup cars. However, NASCAR President Steve Phelps holds the stance that this isn’t the direction they should be pursuing.

It’s becoming increasingly vital for NASCAR to heed the voices of those constructing and maneuvering the cars on the race track, addressing their collective demand. Notably, during the two tests conducted by NASCAR with new parts, the feedback has been varied and somewhat inconclusive. Perhaps a shift in the cars’ power could serve as a potential remedy for some prevailing issues.

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Khushal Bhatia
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Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with Slicksandsticks.com, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.
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