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    Whats with the NASCAR guys now using two stripes on the steering wheel rim? Why the need for a second stripe in addition to the one marking the center position of the steering wheel?

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    You know,in Nascar "straight" is a very relative term
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    So, they're both at the 12 o'clock position?

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    I noticed the new steering wheels (new to me at least) while watching the Chicago race last night. The in car cameras showed several cars with this steering wheel setup. I assume one stripe is still at the center of the wheel. The other stripe is about 5" away. I couldn't tell which stripe was the center stripe.
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    The second stripe is an indication to the driver where the wheel should be on maximum turn in. If it is beyond centerline they are "tight", if they never reach it in the corner they are "loose", at any point in the corner. This helps the driver let the crew chief chief know how the car is handling and what to do to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48yota View Post
    The second stripe is an indication to the driver where the wheel should be on maximum turn in. If it is beyond centerline they are "tight", if they never reach it in the corner they are "loose", at any point in the corner. This helps the driver let the crew chief chief know how the car is handling and what to do to fix it.
    That was my guess.

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    I figured it was something like that. Good explanatiion. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by 48yota View Post
    The second stripe is an indication to the driver where the wheel should be on maximum turn in. If it is beyond centerline they are "tight", if they never reach it in the corner they are "loose", at any point in the corner. This helps the driver let the crew chief chief know how the car is handling and what to do to fix it.
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