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NASCAR issues update to superspeedway package

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Car2Can Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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NASCAR has announced alterations to its rules package for the Cup Series at superspeedway races.

The changes come after a test at Daytona the day after the Daytona 500. In that test, speeds were faster than NASCAR wanted.

As a result, NASCAR has instituted the following updates:

  • Spoiler increased to 9”, an increase from 8"
  • A 1” bolt added to track bar mount to change height to 12”

NASCAR does not anticipate any changes to the racing style at Daytona and Talladega.

The Daytona 500 marked the final superspeedway race with a restrictor plates. They have been replaced by a tapered spacer.