The addition of restrictor plates isn’t the only change NASCAR is making to the Xfinity Series cars for the July race at Indianapolis. The NASCAR release also said the cars will have taller spoilers and have aero tweaks on the front bumpers of the car. “We saw the cars were closer together, but we weren’t able to create some passing until we introduced the aero ducts,” NASCAR vice president Gene Stefanyshyn told NASCAR.com. “That’s the main purpose of the ducts, to give the trailing car more of an advantage … we always hear about clean air and how the leader has clean air.
Mostly dry weekend at Auto Club Speedway 2017 NASCAR_WXMAN Meteorologist Brian Neudorff It took five weeks, but we have our first chances of rain during a NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway. It only took five weeks, but there is a chance
Kurt Busch filed a multimillion-dollar countersuit Friday in the U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Michigan against Sports Management Network, which sued the NASCAR driver for $1.4 million. Busch, who is demanding a jury trial in the counterclaim lawsuit, alleges that the sports management company and its law firm “improperly advantaged themselves” along with the interests of clients Team Penske and Andretti Autosport. The countersuit states that Busch wasn’t made aware of such conflicts and wasn’t advised to seek independent counsel. Busch and SMN entered into a representation contract in 2005 that was extended Aug. 11, 2010 while Busch was driving for Penske (he previously was with Roush Fenway Racing).