NASCAR's Move to the Spoiler Won't Keep Cars Grounded

CONCORD, NC - MARCH 23:  The #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Kyle Busch running the low line in turn three during spoiler testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 23, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
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Daniel HarmonContributor IMarch 24, 2010

While watching NASCAR broadcasts lately, I am bothered to hear everyone talk about how great it will be to have the spoiler back.

I agree that the spoiler looks better, and will likely help the drivers get a better handle on the car, but I think it is ridiculous to blame the wing for causing stock cars to flip over.

Does anybody really believe the spoiler on the back will prevent cars from flipping? Darrell Waltrip has said the wing caused the cars to flip. It was a part of the problem, sure, but cars still flipped with the spoiler.

Any object going 200 miles per hour is vulnerable to flight.

No matter how many safety features NASCAR designs, fact is when the cars skid sideways or turn around, air will find a way under it and lift it off the ground. 

Am I wrong in thinking that the wing wasn't causing the cars to fly through the air?

I want to know what the readers think. Will the removal of the wing make that big a difference when it comes to keeping the cars on the track? Or should everyone stop blaming the wing for these car flips?

Where can I comment?

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