Monday, May 16, 2016

New Tweaks for the #NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

This year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will feature a spectacular new 3-segment format with a throwback to the early days of the All-Star Race. Two 50-lap segments will set the stage for a frantic 13-lap fight to the finish with $1 million on the line!

Today NASCAR announced the implementation of a few new tweaks meant to improve the racing before Saturday night's $1 million All-Star event.

The rule changes are designed to reduce downforce and sideforce, which in theory will slow the cars and potentially make it easier to pass.

Teams will no longer be permitted to use brake-cooling fans starting this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The fans generate additional downforce. The fans will not be allowed for the rest of the season.

The sideforce will be reduced only for the All-Star race. Drivers want these changes because they argue slower corner speed puts a greater emphasis on talent.

The All-Star is a non-points, race for cash in which NASCAR has the luxury to try new ideas.

The action-packed Charlotte Motor Speedway  weekend also includes the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, the Sprint Showdown, no speed limit qualifying and a FREE concert by triple-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer!

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