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They don't have a rain tire for the COT cars. They have one that "works" for the Nation wide cars, but not one that will work for the Cup cars or Trucks. So the "Rain tires!" argument does not work here.

Then there is the whole, cleaning the windshield issue.....

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They don't have a rain tire for the COT cars. They have one that "works" for the Nation wide cars, but not one that will work for the Cup cars or Trucks. So the "Rain tires!" argument does not work here.

Then there is the whole, cleaning the windshield issue.....

Make some rain tires and the car sponsored by rain-x will win.

Two in a row rained out, get some rain tires.

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They are just to big and to dang heavy for rain tires. It works for Indy because they are MUCH lighter and have MUCH more down force. Put a Cup car on a rain tire and a rainy wet track and you will be watching cars going 55-75mph around in circles.

The "new" nascar is all about the show, and right now, that show don't go in the rain. IMO it wont for the forceable future either.

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Both series are running the exact same tires at Watkins Glen. Granted the extra horsepower and weight could make it tougher in the cup cars. Wipers and blower motors would help too.

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Clean the windshield all you want - you'll never take all the spray out of the air from the car(s) in front of you. Visibility of 10-15 ft?

Besides that, who wants to sit in the stands in the rain for 3 hours? And don't you dare pop open that umbrella! shocked

In the world of the DVR, this shouldn't matter much at all.

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As they said yesterday, the fans loved the rain racing in Montreal last year in the Busch series and it was kinda fun to watch on TV too.

It was quite interesting to see the different techniques used to keep the fog off the inside of the windshields. I believe it was Edwards who had a squeegee with a short handle and would use it to wipe the inside during cautions!

The entire problem with these rain delays are the networks, as they have control over start times of the races. With the late start times NASCAR has very little time to wait the rain out before they have to postpone due to no lighting at some of the tracks. NASCAR has said they'd like to move the race time up at least an hour but their hands are tied. Remember when the races started at noon?

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