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NASCAR’s Greatest Gimmick

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Eric Estepp

The #1 NASCAR content creator on YouTube, Eric Estepp hosts Out of the Groove, a daily talk show covering news and trending topics in the NASCAR fan community.

In NASCAR, “Gimmicks” are loathed by many, but, in 2011, a more interesting and popular one emerged. Eric Estepp takes a look back at the fad that was the “Two Car Tandem”

  • We have to go back to the 1980s to understand how this came about. The result of some rule changes was the rise of “Pack racing” at Daytona and Talladega.
  • The “Two car Tandem” saw some experimentation throughout the late 2000s, but, in 2011, it shined. “It takes two to tango” went to a new level.
  • However, tandem drafting was not popular with anyone. In 2012, more rule changes discouraged tandem drafting, but, that does not mean it is gone.

How will you look back on the two-car tandem? It may have been polarizing, but it produced some iconic NASCAR moments. Be sure to follow Eric for NASCAR news as the 2024 season inches ever so close.

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