Technological advancements in NASCAR are an ever changing thing. Keselowski has brought up that the Generation 6 Ford designed vehicle is pulling him aero wise on restarts. He states it needs to be overhauled. I have no technical degree to argue this point because I’m not the one driving. Keselowski is. In all our daily experiences in what we do for a living we operate machinery that was designed by the brightest and most educated engineers that money for college can buy. The catch? Those engineers design the product, but do not use it. They test it with people who do. Those people who are the beta testers use the new tech at their disposal will see the new difference that it offers which was better than what they had before. As Keselowski drives the Generation 6 of course which I have to take his word because I don’t drive in NASCAR. I drive to work in a Chevy. My Chevy is a 2014 Silverado that drives very excellent for the year. Before that I drove a 2008 Silverado. What’s the difference between the two? I like the 2014 over the 08 because the 14 has all disk brakes. The 08 has rear drums that build up brake dust that causes an annoying screech. To me driving these pickups I can say there is a noticeable difference on which has a flaw like Keselowski mentions in the Generation 6 car and those who aren’t truck owners. The 08 & 14 Silverado alike are very quality rides, but it doesn’t take an engineering degree to notice something that is out of place on well developed technology. To sum it all up you really have to operate what’s being said. I couldn’t judge a motorcycle rider because I have no idea to operate one. It all boils down to perspective.
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