Brad Keselowski: “The rules on the outside of the car just continue to get tighter.”
Yesterday, NASCAR released the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rules package. The highlighted change is the mandated front splitter that will become a standard spec splitter for all teams.
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“You know, the rules on the outside of the car just continue to get tighter,” Brad Keselowski told Bob Pockrass at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“The technology allows NASCAR to police it a little bit stricter. The team have gobs of money to spend. So, they move to the bottom side of the racecar and develop.”
A few weeks back, at Chicagoland, NASCAR debuted brand new inspection technology. The cars are now tech’d by HD camera’s. No more templates, computers are used to skin the bodies.
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“Those different panels have had a lot of money spent on them to become better. I think NASCAR’s just trying to cut that down a little bit.”
Brad Keselowski says it’s more of a cost saving measure on the teams. He does;t expect it to help level the playing field, specifically for the Toyota’s.
Dale Earnhardt Jr also shared his thoughts on the NASCAR splitter. He’s had a long-standing dislike for the modern NASCAR splitter package.
“I’ve always disliked the splitters. All the teams race at the same max travel point. That removes some setup disparity and individuality,” Dale Earnhardt Jr stated via twitter.