adj.— «Last year NASCAR was trying to reduce the amount of lateral track alignment offset from the front to the rear wheels that teams were running in their COT set-ups, inducing what was known as “crabby cars.” The cars were literally crabbing down the straights in order to rotate better in the turns. It appears the COT’s are still noticeably crabbing along in ’09. Has NASCAR backed off their stance? And how do they check for compliance? NASCAR limited teams on the total number of degrees they could toe the rear ends last season. I don’t believe they have since changed that number. You will still see the cars are a bit crabby because NASCAR allows for some change.» —“Ask The Insiders Wednesday #13″ by T.C. Nacard Insiders Mar. 3, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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