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Matt Swiderski Feels NASCAR’s Short Track Woes Can’t Be Solved with Horsepower!

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The world of NASCAR is abuzz with debates and discussions, and one topic that has recently taken center stage is the role of horsepower in short-track racing. Daniel Suarez’s crew chief Matt Swiderski has shared his thoughts on the matter.

Denny Hamlin’s recent comments about NASCAR’s reluctance to increase horsepower despite minimal extra costs have ignited a fiery conversation among insiders, drivers, and fans alike. But , Matt Swiderski, offers a unique perspective—one that diverges from the consensus.

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The Power Dilemma

Matt Swiderski, the man behind Trackhouse Racing, doesn’t believe that simply cranking up the horsepower will magically solve the challenges faced on short tracks. His reasoning lies in the stringent rules imposed by NASCAR, which demand uniformity across all cars. These rules leave little room for innovation, stifling crew chiefs’ ability to enhance their teams. In the pursuit of fair competition, NASCAR has inadvertently curtailed creativity.

Last year witnessed a slew of penalties handed out to crews who dared to push the boundaries. The result? A sour taste in the mouths of not just Swiderski but many others. The fine balance between maintaining parity and allowing innovation remains elusive. While equalizing the playing field is essential, the ironclad rules governing car construction have left crew chiefs with their hands tied.

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Nostalgia and the Roar of Engines

Matt Swiderski’s stance isn’t anti-horsepower; it’s rooted in nostalgia. Like countless fans, he grew up during NASCAR’s golden era—a time when thunderous engines roared around the tracks. The technology, power, sound, and RPMs were awe-inspiring. Swiderski’s desire for more horsepower isn’t purely strategic; it’s a longing for the visceral experience that defined the sport’s heyday.

Matt Swiderski comments

The #99 crew chief spoke about it on SiriusXM Radio.

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“Selfish reasons I’d love to do it…grown up watching the sport and when I first got in in the early 2000s, the technology, the power, the sound and the RPMs, they were incredible and I’d love to see that again. Am I convinced that it will fix everything and make the racing perfect? Absolutely not. There’s a lot more that goes into it and with all the tools and technology and everything we have and the rules being as tight as they are right now, we end up with cars that are built very similar. There are not many areas that me and the other crew chiefs in the garage can play with so when all the cars are built within the tighter rules package, they tend to run pretty close to the same speed. Adding a bunch of power is probably not gonna help that. But would I love to have more power? Absolutely,” Matt Swiderski said.

As NASCAR navigates its future, it must strike a delicate balance. While honoring tradition and fan sentiment, it must also embrace innovation. Perhaps the answer lies not solely in horsepower but in a holistic approach—one that marries the best of the past with the promise of the future.

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Bishal Roy
Bishal Roy
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