I dont think New Hampshire 2000 is a good reference point for why plates dont work at smaller tracks. If it wasnt for bogus debris yellows at Mighigan, Jimmie Johnson would have led every lap and won by 14 seconds and they dont have plates.
That's a cheap shot at Carl long.
It's not as if they built the engine oversize.
Thirty thousands of an inch over is what DW said, he ran that engine in several races trying to save a little money. The irony!
Back to the subject at hand.
If NASCAR is going to lower the horse power, then they must do whatever they need to to improve the handling as well.
I'm not sure exactly what that might be, but more travel in the front would go a long way.