New Dodge Charger Nose Approved By NASCAR

 
Like its forefathers of the late 1960’s, the Charger is constantly evolving to rise to the demands of the highly competitive NASCAR Sprint Car Series. Today, NASCAR Officials just approved the new 2011 nose that offers more brand identity while enhancing high-speed aerodynamics. The 2011 Charger R/T follows the great winning tradition forged on the super speedways going back to the 1969 Charger 500 and Charger Daytona.


  • SUBLIME

    Why would NASCAR want to give Dodge a chance at winning? Their attendance must have really taken a nose dive this year. I wish they could just run the stock cars like the old days.

  • tr4petty

    Sublime, all the manufacturers have submitted new noses for approval in 2011. The Chevy and Toyota 2011 noses have already been approved weeks ago. Ford, I believe, has submitted a design for approval but has yet to receive it.
    I like this new nose for the Charger. It does offer a bit more brand identity in my opinion. It’s not as good as the new Challenger in the Nationwide series but it is an improvement.
    Now, if only we could get some more teams out there running these new Chargers next year!

  • moparman

    I can’t tell, is that a real grill, or a sticker? I keep looking at it and it looks like a sticker.

    Oh, and I agree with you, SUBLIME. It was more fun to watch when they really were different cars.

  • CJ

    The new nose gives it a little more brand identity . . . if you can find one of the three amongst all the Chevys and Toyotas.

  • tr4petty

    I just read on Nascar.com where Ford’s new nose for next year’s Cup cars has now been approved. That means all 4 manufacturers will be running a new nose next year.
    I hope there are more than just 3 Chargers out there running that new nose, though! One team with only 3 cars is simply not enough to compete on the Cup level. Only 3 cars means less data to compare, fewer engineers working on speed, fewer manufacturer “buddies” on the race track, etc.

  • david182

    sucks, but there wont be 3 dodge teams out there, ONLY 2, brad k said online that penske will only run 2 cup cars, 2 nationwide and more than likely 1 truck team.

  • tr4petty

    David182, if that’s correct, then it’s going to be a dismal year for Dodge in the Cup series. I may have to change allegiance to a brand X (anybody but Toyota) because if Dodge is supporting only 2 cars out of the 43, there’s almost NO chance of having any success. Fewer teams means less data to compare, fewer relevant test sessions, fewer engineers, fewer buddies on the track, fewer everything!
    You know, we’ve teen touting Brad K’s successful championship in the Nationwide series but, honestly, there was little competition in that series for a Cup-level driver. Only Carl Edwards was real competition for him. Kyle would have probably won the championship if he’d run all the races. Don’t get me wrong, I REALLY like Brad and the whole Keselowski family, but competing as a Cup-level driver in the Nationwide series is a cake-walk compared to competing in the Cup series. Only 2 supported cars in the Cup series is basically throwing up a white flag and saying “you other manufacturers can have it.”

  • SUBLIME

    Jimmy Johnson wins another Sprint cup championship. What else is new? Is this the most rigged sport out there? How long will we let Brian France and the rest of the corrupt NASCAR gang continue to do this? Mark Helton barely shakes Brad Keselowski’s hand and cringes when he pats him on his back when Dodge wins the Nationwide series. That is OK, I haven’t attended a NASCAR Sprint cup race for the last two years and that will continue until another car manufacturer wins the championship. I only watch the last 10-15 minutes or just wait to see the highlights on the internet. Dodge, if you hadn’t won the Nationwide series, I would say pull out of this garbage. I really think Toyota, Ford and Dodge should get together and pull out of the Sprint cup next season to protest what has been going on. This whole thing is pretty dirty and no one seems to care.

  • HEMIhead

    Yup, another Nascrap season. I am sure glad I didn’t waste a year on watching any of those
    WWE races. They are trying to figure out why attendance is down? I like watching Dodge in
    competition, but what can you do when there is only one venue? Watched Brian France for about 5 minutes inducting drivers into the hall of fame on speed TV. That guy has as much charisma as burnt roast beef. Mike Helton is like a high school principal. You wouldn’t turn your head to look at either one twice. Real bunch of clowns.
    It’s funny how Biffle can turn down on Hamlin, but nobody would put Johnson into the wall?
    If I were a team mate, I’d be on that track driving after a target. Drive him into the wall, oops, what would nascrap do? What nascrap is doing with Johnson is taking all the glory and fame from quality drivers like “The King” and Earnhardt Sr. You can see what they are doing. The King no longer drives, Earnhardt Sr. is dead, Jr is a lost cause (they did everything in their power to make that guy a hero – even changed the chase for him), so now they are going to give everyone Johnson as a hero to follow. They want you to forget the past. Here’s a driver with 5 consecutive championships! Here’s the problem with that; Johnson is the most boring, lacking character, lacking charisma, and lacking on track excitement, of any driver I have ever seen. Listening to him talk makes me yawn. God help us race fans if this is what it has come to.
    Between Johnson and Force, whats to be interested in?

  • HEMIhead

    Ya, after watching the replay there I don’t think Biffle had any effect on Hamlin spinning. Looks like Hamlin drove up into him. Don’t know whay he was yelling, “The 16 just drove right down on us!” I think not Denny. Sure glad Toyota didn’t win anyways.

  • SUBLIME

    HEMIhead, you are right…Jimmy Johnson has the peronality of a wet noodle. Nobody likes him, even the Chevy lovers. They should have found a way to make Junior win. By the way, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony was the worst I have ever seen in my life. When you call someone’s name out, you have them come forward and be recognized and give them an award of some type. I suppose they only wanted the focus to be on Brian France. Unbelievable! Poorest excuse for a ceremony that I have ever seen.