That high drag package could cut speeds by almost 10 miles per hour. His only missing victory is Kentucky, and this will be his last chance.
It’s a mind-set that Keselowski, the 2012 series champion, supports unequivocally.
“Certainly, the car’s performance will always play a role, but it feels slightly less significant, which I think is a good thing”.
Series officials are working with the entire industry on improving the on-track product.
“But my guess is it will be, at the very least, a decrease in speed, if not a significant decrease come race time from what we’ve seen here in years past”. “But the reality was that was not perhaps the best racing for road courses and super-speedways in terms of both the quality of racing and the safety perspective”. “I don’t really know if anybody has been around cars in traffic yet”.
If you get into a slide, it’s gonna take longer to recover and it takes more skill in those situations than it does auto performance – more driver skill.
Lebanon’s ADVICS, a world-class brake system supplier, sponsored Hayley’s No. 13 Toyota Tundra for the Camping World Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday.
Five spectators sustained minor injuries in Sunday’s Sprint Cup round at Daytona – which finished in the early hours of Monday morning after a rain delay – as a massive crash at the finish line sent Austin Dillon’s Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet flying into the fence.
NASCAR opted to cancel qualifying in favor of giving Cup teams additional practice time with the low-downforce aerodynamic package introduced for the Kentucky race.
“I think we could probably race this package without testing it”, Biffle said Thursday at Kentucky Speedway. “We were quick off the truck, which I was really proud of my team for just because we haven’t had any laps on this new package”. Because of the new rules package this week, NASCAR scheduled 410 minutes of practice, but rain washed away most attempts and only 49 minutes of practice happened.
Though McMurray has driven full time in the series since 2003, he has never qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the playoff system introduced in 2004.
The Sprint Cup Series added Kentucky to its 36-race schedule in 2015. “We’ve had a couple of good weeks here, as far as points go”, he said.
Kyle Busch is ninth, with last week’s Daytona race victor, Dale Earnhardt Jr., starting 10th. I don’t know, I just remember hitting the wall and being along for a wild ride.
“The best way to gain points is to win races”, he said. He spoke with reporters last week in Daytona, Fla.. “And if they say, ‘What can we do to recapture the media attention, ‘ well, wait 37 more years”.
“We just have to get after it and really do our jobs the second half of the season”.