NASCAR adjusts superspeedway regs after Talladega crash
NASCAR has unveiled a rule change aimed toward slowing the Cup vehicles by as much as 10mph on superspeedway occasions within the wake of Joey Logano’s large accident at Talladega final month.
The No. 22 Workforce Penske Ford grew to become airborne and skidded for an prolonged time on its roof earlier than flipping right-side up throughout a multi-car crash. Logano emerged unharmed, however was vocal concerning the want tackle security on superspeedways.
The brand new rules function a smaller tapered spacer, with the opening diminished from 57/64” to 53/64”. Because of the discount, the wicker from the spoiler is now eliminated. Moreover, the bolstered roll bar positioned behind the rear wheel nicely inside the motive force’s compartment that had beforehand been non-obligatory for Cup groups is now necessary.
These guidelines will apply when the NASCAR Cup Sequence returns to Daytona for the Coke Zero 400 on August 28, which is the common season finale. The Cup Sequence returns to Talladega on October 3.
The collection additionally mandated two flashing brake lights on Cup Sequence vehicles within the occasion of rain at road-course occasions, which follows the change made within the Xfinity Sequence final week at Mid-Ohio.