NASCAR is decreasing energy and rising downforce for 2019 in an effort to create nearer racing.
After the Daytona 500, the sequence will eradicate the restrictor plates which have been used at Daytona and Talladega since 1987 to manage prime velocity and change to a tapered spacer on the consumption system that will probably be employed in any respect oval tracks over 1.2 miles and minimize energy from 750 hp to 550 hp whereas giving them higher throttle response.
Together with the engine updates, the automobiles may even be getting taller spoilers, bigger entrance splitters and different aerodynamic updates to present them extra downforce and grip, which ought to translate to extra drafting alternatives and nearer racing. An analogous set-up was used through the All-Star race on the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in Could with promising outcomes.
“We expect that’ll put it extra within the drivers’ fingers, particularly as we go to a number of the intermediate tracks, and are excited to see how that performs out,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Government Vice President and Chief Racing Growth Officer mentioned.