Get ready for the Super Bowl of racing this weekend and get your stockers ready! This week takes a closer look at the Dodge that never made it onto the track.
First, credit goes once again to petropixel for another phenomenal model:
Another uncommon car, and most likely will never be seen in diecast form. NASCAR was making an effort to make the cars look more like the production counterparts, and opened up the front, rear and side body work to the manufacturers. Dodge lost their main team at Penske and the car wasn’t picked up by any other teams. It’s a shame cause this is a good looking racer, as are most Dodges if I do say so. They did get to go out on top with Keselowski taking the championship in 2012, quite the swan song performance.
The details like the deep character lines print well and the production car is the best looking of the bunch. That pointy nose is different from all the others and I wonder how it performed in the wind tunnel. The hood also has the distinctive vent lines that no other car has. The wheels printed very well and with a little Sharpie look professional. Gotta like colored wheels!
The rear features the racetrack LED taillights with little cutouts for the reverse lamps. It takes a little imagination, or paint - which I don’t have at the moment. The spoiler printed at scale unlike the Hoonicorn.
The new “distinct” American cars. It’s tough to find the Toyotas, but maybe they’ll get a little more attention with Gibbs doing well. Kenseth is still a strong contender, and Kyle Busch earned a lot of respect coming back last year and going all the way.
And of course the Chrysler cousins, the legendary 1970 Superbirds that were banned before they could dominate the decade. I’d like to see Dodge make it back to the big leagues again as they play such an important role in the history of the sport!
Tune-in to the Duels tonight on FS1, and the 500 Sunday on Fox!!!