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NASCAR's Busch Series tackles one of the toughest road courses yet, on a venue built for Formula One cars...and it's not in the U.S.

 

http://i.cnn.net/nascar/.element/img/promos/2005/mexico/track_map.gif

 

In the hopes of expanding it's popularity internationally, the NASCAR Busch series will race it's first points event outside the U.S. this weekend in Mexico City, Mexico, and there is even a chance of rain. NASCAR will run the event regardless of the weather and has rain tires specifically developed for this should it occur.

 

Mexican countryman Adrian Fernandez (of IRL and CART fame) led todays Happy Hour practice session driving the #5 Hedrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 104.036mph, followed by American drivers Ron Fellows (103.503mph) and Boris Said (103.470mph).

 

Adrian Fernandez:

http://www.nascar.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/03/04/mexico_practice/gallery3.jpg

 

Some more interesting photos of the cars and details of the action can be found off the NASCAR home page: http://www.nascar.com/

 

http://www.nascar.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/03/04/mexico_practice/gallery9.jpg

 

http://www.nascar.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/03/04/mexico_practice/gallery10.jpg

 

http://www.nascar.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/03/04/mexico_practice/gallery11.jpg

 

For thoses interested in watching 3,400 lb cars tackle a F1 style road-course...possibly in the rain:

Live Qualifying: SPEED Sat. 1:05 p.m.

Live Race Coverage: FOX Sun. 3 p.m.

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NASCAR ... Mexico...Happy Hour practice session ...Corona

 

 

http://www.nascar.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/03/04/mexico_practice/gallery11.jpg

 

Live Qualifying: SPEED Sat. 1:05 p.m.

Live Race Coverage: FOX Sun. 3 p.m.

 

While I don’t follow NASCAR I think this could be an interesting race to watch. Are those times east cost?

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I saw something about them racing in Mexico on TV last night, muchless some road course. Might actually be one worth watching. :) I can hear it now (dad), I told you NASCAR was cool! :lol:
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While I don’t follow NASCAR I think this could be an interesting race to watch. Are those times east cost?

 

Yes, east coast times..

 

qualifying has been great. I sure wish we got more Nascar road courses in the U.S., I'd love to see them at Sebring and a few of the others.

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Yes, east coast times..

 

qualifying has been great. I sure wish we got more Nascar road courses in the U.S., I'd love to see them at Sebring and a few of the others.

 

I have been watching it. Im amassed at how many cars are spinning out :lol: This shows a lot about NASCAR and F1.

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I have been watching it. Im amassed at how many cars are spinning out :lol: This shows a lot about NASCAR and F1.

 

3000 lb, fully enclosed, tube framed, ohv v8 powered, live rear axle race car that costs 7-8 figures to race a full season, or a 1330 lbs (605 kg with driver) with a tiny turbo charged, 5 valves/cylinder, 3L v10 engine, and enough downforce to drive upside that costs 9 figures to race for a season. Yeah... I wonder whose gonna get squirrelly in those corners.

 

BTW, I'm neither a fan of NASCAR nor F1. I'm a WRC fan. :D

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3000 lb, fully enclosed, tube framed, ohv v8 powered, live rear axle race car that costs 7-8 figures to race a full season, or a 1330 lbs (605 kg with driver) with a tiny turbo charged, 5 valves/cylinder, 3L v10 engine, and enough downforce to drive upside that costs 9 figures to race for a season. Yeah... I wonder whose gonna get squirrelly in those corners.

 

BTW, I'm neither a fan of NASCAR nor F1. I'm a WRC fan. :D

I was waiting for someone to blame the 92's :lol:

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