NASCAR to deal with Texas floor forward of Cup Collection playoff race
The racing floor at Texas Motor Speedway will probably be handled going into NASCAR’s playoff weekend, confirmed NASCAR’s Scott Miller on Tuesday morning.
“We’re going to do sort of the identical factor that has been the mile-and-a-half process for the mile-and-a-half’s that we deal with,” mentioned Miller, NASCAR’s senior vp of competitors, on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “It’ll be resin and a few tire dragon at first of the weekend, and we’ll go away it.
“We’re additionally going to in all probability go a lane or so increased in 3 and 4 simply to attempt to give slightly bit extra racing room over there. It could not flip into racing room, but when they do slip out of the groove, no less than there will probably be one thing there to seize a maintain of.”
Resin has turn out to be NASCAR’s go-to over the past yr, and has been used at many intermediate racetracks.
Previously, Texas has routinely been handled with the PJ1 traction compound, and the observe has been criticized for making use of it so thickly that it leaves remnants which can be onerous to scrap off when the NTT IndyCar Collection involves city. IndyCar Collection races flip into one-groove affairs as a result of drivers don’t wish to get into the PJ1 compound.
PJ1 must be warmth activated to supply grip by choosing up rubber. If it’s not, it might turn out to be slippery, and drivers will complain about ice-like racing circumstances. There has additionally been criticism previously from drivers about the place it’s been utilized.
The Xfinity Collection will compete at Texas on Saturday, Sept. 24 within the kickoff race to its playoffs, whereas the Cup Collection will start its second playoff spherical on the Sunday. Monitor exercise for each collection begins Saturday.