NASCAR News : Downforce and Other Rule Changes

NASCAR News 5/28


NASCAR News has come out Thursday with rule changes that are going to effect our wagering strategies for two upcoming events.  Venues for these alterations are going to be the Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway.  These sites hold NASCAR events on June 12th and July 9th.  What are the changes?  How will this effect the on the oval products?  HRWager examines this newflash during the Memorial Day Weekend.

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Michigan is the first venue that will see the lightening of the downforce applied on cars by another 400 pounds being removed.  Local media has lamented that this will lead to more clumping on the track.  While it is true that the racing will be more compacted, the projected passing elements might not improve as much as they wish to see.  Look for an overall decrease in speed at Brooklyn, Michigan.

The Actual Changes

  1. Spoilers shortened by an inch to 2.5 inches overall
  2. Splitter is now down to 2 inches
  3. Deck fin has to match the spoiler
  4. Aero package sees a reduction in downforace and sideforce
  5. Decrease Skew sideforce by setting rear to toe zero like they do in the All-Star race

Corner speeds are going to be lowered.  This will see more passing at these two event is what NASCAR hopes for. If this is successful then the ultimate goal is to have each track have their own set of rules regarding this criteria.  HRWager will be on hand for our projections for the June 12th race and a review of the results.  Good fortune and we will see you later on in the day here at the HRW.



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