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Race 12: Dover International Speedway (19May17)

jeromef1

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Nicolet, QC, Canada
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Jerome Berthiaume
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Race Length: 200 Laps (Stage 1 - 50 Laps... Stage 2 - 150 Laps)
Race Name in Game: Citizen Soldier 400

Pre-Race Interview presented by vWardude 

1. We're coming up on a very tough Dover track and our first 1 miler since week 4 at Phoenix, how confident are you in this track?

2. By the end of season 2, the next installment of NASCAR Heat should be right around the corner. Besides network, what's the most important change you feel needs to be addressed? 

3. The race for the team championship has been a 2 team race all season. With that being said, what are your feelings on a draft style selection process being incorporated next season?
 

Meattyloaf

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Tazewell, VA
1. Dover is a tough track, but a fun track. Turn 2 is going to be the biggest trouble spot on the track. It's called the monster mile for a reason it's all the fun of a short track with the carnage and destruction of a plate track.

2. Car handling, consistency, and online damage. Car handling shouldn't change drastically when you run the same setup all race in a game that doesn't have dynamic weather, which should be a criteria in all racing games at this point and time. I also feel some tracks need to be redone for the game making it more realistic and the apron to where it's not so touchy, shouldn't be sent spinning at tracks that they can run on the apron. I want online damage, I want it to be you run into the back of some on a restart too hard good job you just damaged your air flow and aero. If you slammed a wall you just crumbled the fenders and are at risk of getting a cut tire. You spin and destroy your car, your done. I don't want it to be how it was in the past where you could literally blow an engine. Go to the pits and get it fixed in 45 seconds. I want it to be realistic.

3. I'm all for a draft system maybe I can get more consistent teammates. The most consistent and helpful teammate I've had all season is Sgt.Slaughter and it would be great if we ended up on the same team next year. Anyways, I shouldn't be on the verge of getting my 8th or 9th teammate of the year, I can't remember how many I've had this season, I just know I'm the only original member left.
 

vWardude

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Boston, MA
We're coming up on a very tough Dover track and our first 1 mile since week 4 at Phoenix, how confident are you in this track?
This has been my best track since I first picked up a nascar game. I won here last season and with a couple of tracks coming up a little later in the season, this is the perfect opportunity for me to gather back to back wins and gain a little insurance on 2nd in the standings.

By the end of season 2, the next installment of NASCAR Heat should be right around the corner. Besides network, what's the most important change you feel needs to be addressed? 
There's obviously a handful or two of improvements that need to be changed but the main one that sticks out to me is the drastic speed differential between running the preferred line and using another line. Dega is a good example. If you take a two car draft down low and a 2 car draft up high, the battle for position should come down to who runs their line better, not who has the low line. With that goes side drafting as well, I want to be able to slow cars down damnit! ;)

The race for the team championship has been a 2 team race all season. With that being said, what are your feelings on a draft style selection process being incorporated next season?
I brought this question up because I feel it's a good idea to look into. Not only will it be a tighter race for the team championship but it can help improve on some individual drivers that don't have the luxury of gaining setup knowledge from drivers that excel in that area of the game. I feel this would improve the overall quality of our races and put some drivers in better positions on the race track which in return will lead to closer, more fun races. When I ask certain drivers that are a little off pace what they're running for setups, it's usually way off from the top drivers. As a growing group and league, I feel we can change that.
 

XSYSE

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USA, New York, Lyon Mountain
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Robert Besaw Jr
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323173
We're coming up on a very tough Dover track and our first 1 mile since week 4 at Phoenix, how confident are you in this track?

This track is just fun as hell, but its going to be tricky. I could put in 2hrs. Or 10hrs of practice and get 10th

By the end of season 2, the next installment of NASCAR Heat should be right around the corner. Besides network, what's the most important change you feel needs to be addressed?

Change the car physics, Lap times are normal but that actual speed perception is off, look at IRacing or A real race, 200mph looks 200, this game looks much faster. Then its just not realistic feel. Its a stock car but feels like a soap box car.

The race for the team championship has been a 2 team race all season. With that being said, what are your feelings on a draft style selection process being incorporated next season?

All for it, itd be great to have some veteran influence on these set-ups, kind of a one man team here as far as that. Im starting to figure it out, but the top teams have the experience with a great set-up and it shows race day.
 
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1. We're coming up on a very tough Dover track and our first 1 miler since week 4 at Phoenix, how confident are you in this track?​

I've always been a huge fan of Dover, I feel that it will definitely be a challenging race and look forward to it.​

2. By the end of season 2, the next installment of NASCAR Heat should be right around the corner. Besides network, what's the most important change you feel needs to be addressed? 

My dream would be a project cars style NASCAR game. Everyone can dream lol. The physics need a lot of work to me. I hope they push more for a sim than just pushing out a title.

3. The race for the team championship has been a 2 team race all season. With that being said, what are your feelings on a draft style selection process being incorporated next season?

I like the idea, but I see a lot of the more veteran drivers drafting one another and inexperienced drivers like myself getting stuck together and not having a chance. Good teams will not want to separate.
 

Hootius

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Charles Sumner
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1. We're coming up on a very tough Dover track and our first 1 miler since week 4 at Phoenix, how confident are you in this track?
I really enjoy Dover, but never have had top speed there, I always seem to hover around 4th/5th in all league races I've done there (I know, shocker!!!) As of this moment, my confidence is meh. As the week goes on, I'll gain confidence and time and will be ready to race.

2. By the end of season 2, the next installment of NASCAR Heat should be right around the corner. Besides network, what's the most important change you feel needs to be addressed?
Everyone has heard my rant by now about the next installment: I don't care about Trucks or Xfinity, get the Cup cars racing properly more than anything else!! Physics, handling, a real tire model, you know the thing that would make "Simulation Mode" a simulation. I would love an online damage model as well.

3. The race for the team championship has been a 2 team race all season. With that being said, what are your feelings on a draft style selection process being incorporated next season?
I like the idea and I don't. When we made the move to the 4 car teams, it brought forth tons of animosity and separation throughout the league that we did not see in Season 1, nor expected to see. The goal of the 4 car teams was hoping to build bigger team bases and that, in turn, would help drivers working together on set ups. Due to high turnover (Especially for poor Meatty) and the Top 8 point finishers being on 2 of the 6 teams, that backfired as well. Going into Season 3, I would like to see us go back down to 3 car teams, but instead of a draft (that in itself can also cause animosity and for people to team with others they might not want to), having it where like the Top 5 or 8 (whatever number gets decided on) cannot be teammates; or maybe 2 of the Top 10 can be teammates, but then the 3rd has to be someone outside of the Top 10. The discussion between leadership started on this topic a while ago when we first started seeing issues. This will definitely get ironed out before the start of Season 3.
 

AaronWebb85

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1. We're coming up on a very tough Dover track and our first 1 miler since week 4 at Phoenix, how confident are you in this track?
Not very confident. I hope to get some good practice in so I can at least feel really comfortable in race trim this week.

2. By the end of season 2, the next installment of NASCAR Heat should be right around the corner. Besides network, what's the most important change you feel needs to be addressed? 
I'd like to see a decent online damage model. In game chat and more features that are easy to access from an online lobby. Please for the love of God make a ready button and remove the 60 second clock.

3. The race for the team championship has been a 2 team race all season. With that being said, what are your feelings on a draft style selection process being incorporated next season?
I am not totally against it. If we did it though it would need to be like a reverse order. So last place that meets the required attendance would have first pick and so on. It would make things a little tighter I'm sure, but it may cause more issues if guys don't get along with their teammates. I think going back to 3 man teams will be good, but still think it will always be a small number of teams that break away from field.
 

Hootius

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Charles Sumner
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Q: 6th

R: 4th


As for qualifying, pretty much ended up around where I thought I would have been. For the race, I tighten the car up just a little bit more because I wanted handling more than that extra tenth... because the race pretty much went how I thought it would. I was expecting a lot of cautions and we had a lot of cautions. It's going to take me awhile to get that stupid accident report done this week.

I'm glad that we're pretty much done with short tracks now, because I'm going to be upfront guys, we have a lot of impatient drivers that are bringing out these cautions. We got situations were guys are going too hard into turns and nailing the person front of them or forcing 3 wide situations on turn exits when we know that's when the cars are at their worst. When the cars are in gaggle like we were last night, you have to expect the guy in front of you might not be able to run a perfect line because the cars in front of him may prevent that. And again we also had a couple of situations last night where things were getting clustered under caution because we couldn't have proper communication going between the parties. We really need to watch the unnecessary chat when the leaders are trying to figure things out. If one person has a great view of something, then feel free to say your peace. Talking for the sake of hearing your own voice needs to stop so the leaders can get things going.

I feel the off week is coming at a good time, because we got a lot of people who need a week away from this game, myself included. Without them, we all know Charlotte a tricky track, especially with turna three and four. Let's have a good showing there. I hope everybody takes time and is able to put down quality practice over the next two weeks and let's see what it's like if we can get a race in with some really long green-flag runs in it.
 

vWardude

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Feb 9, 2017
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Boston, MA
Q: 3rd(I think?)
I knew I was a top 3 car but I wanted pole, couldn't hit a good lap after getting stuck behind a little bit slower drivers
R: 2nd
I feel I had a car to beat last night. When I took the lead I could pull away almost with ease before I'd ease it up myself to save some tires. There was a good chunk of cars that had some good speed up there. I've been the most consistent out there all season and I hope to keep it that way for the next couple of races before a couple tracks come up that I've never excelled at.
 

Meattyloaf

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Tazewell, VA
Q:10
I mean it was a decent effort. Manage to learn that because a setup is quick offline doesn't mean it will be quick online.

R:6
After getting stuck a lap down late in the race I wasn't expecting to get it back because we were having an alright green flag run till there was a caution with about 15-10 to go. I took advantage and by the time the caution came out that ended the race I was up to 6th. I wish it was a 5th place finish but I'm glad I was able to back up my third place finish from last week.
 

wavyTYLER23

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May 11, 2017
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North Carolina
Q:18
Qualifying ended early for our 93 Dustless Blasting Toyota after i was in the automatic gearing as i should have been in manual but a top 10 qualifying spot felt like where we should have been.


R:18
I Disconnected on lap 10 which honestly was dissapointing considering i turned about 100 laps of practice this week trying to get the car ready for my 2nd race of the season but it makes me feel better knowing that CJ got the win. He really deserved and so did our team after a caution ended our Foward Byte top five run at kansas just before the DC problem but none the doubt great race this week and looking forward to charolette
 
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