NASCAR Announces 2019 Rules Package
A new era in racing will begin in 2019 with NASCAR's recent announcement of a new baseline rules package, which will create closer and more intense racing at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
"We appreciate NASCAR's dedication to consistently work with the industry to evolve our sport both on and off the track," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will have new aero elements to incorporate into the building their cars for "The Magic Mile." The new package calls for a longer 2-inch splitter overhang at the front and a taller 8-inch spoiler at the rear of the car, as well as a radiator pan that is 37 inches at the front and tapered to 31 inches at the rear at all tracks in 2019. No aero ducts will be used at NHMS.
Preparing for short tracks, like New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 1.058-mile oval, and road courses, teams will use a 1.17-inch modified tapered spacer that the sanctioning body says will deliver an estimated 750 horsepower.
"Over the last few seasons, we have seen some unforgettable moments at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and now with the added aerodynamic element and more downforce, buckle up race fans, because you will be in for one heck of a race at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in July," stated McGrath.
The new rules package has been two years in the making and was inspired by an experimental racing package during the 2018 All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That race featured thrilling three-wide passes and close quarters racing from the lead car to the rear of the field.
"We know a lot of research and effort has gone in to create more excitement and side-by-side racing for our fans, and we saw that success firsthand at the All-Star race this past May," added McGrath.