View single post by kargol
 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2012 04:22 pm
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Yarbrough came close to winning a race, I think he ran out of fuel while leading late on, but he was always a demon on the fastest tracks.  Bobby Allison was offered something permanent by Penske but preferred to run down south. 

Not all racing drivers make transitions between formulae, Fangio was never as good in sportscars as he was in Grands Prix because he was such a precise driver and liked to see where his wheels were trimming the kerbs.  Impossible with fared-in wheels.  But in many cases there was no need to make a transition, until Tony George fucked up Indycar the better market was CART so it was really up to NASCAR drivers to jump and most of them could not stand the shift.  And of course F1 is still bigger and better than both.