• Aerodynamic changes announced to accompany restrictor plates for Xfinity at Indianapolis
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    Aerodynamic changes announced to accompany restrictor plates for Xfinity at Indianapolis

    NASCAR is following one unprecedented move with another at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In the wake of the news that restrictor plates will make their debut at the 2.5-mile track for the July 22 race, NASCAR announced Thursday that it will equip the cars with “aero ducts” for the first time. The ducts are designed to improve the airflow through the front wheel wells, theoretically enhancing the opportunity for passing on the flat track (which notoriously has been difficult to navigate for stock cars). NASCAR also will use a taller spoiler and wider splitter (with the same dimensions as 2016) and the 7/8th-inch restrictor plate, which cuts horsepower by reducing airflow to the engine. NASCAR tested

  • Fontana NASCAR weather: There’s actually a chance for rain this weekend
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    Fontana NASCAR weather: There’s actually a chance for rain this weekend

    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 files multimillion-dollar countersuit vs. Sports Management Network
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    Kurt Busch files multimillion-dollar countersuit vs. Sports Management Network

    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