Roger Penske: “One thing I will say, that the (OSS) process has really made a whole different week out of this.”
The new Optical Scanning Station (OSS) further enhances the sentiment of a level playing field. There’s less areas of the car to play with. In addition, it’s a quicker process overall.
NASCAR has launched the new inspection system across the board. The OSS uses computer scans to check the entire surface of the car.
In the case of an area failing pre-race inspection, a disc like object will be placed over that area by NASCAR. In that case, the team must go back and work on that highlighted area.
Ahead of qualifying, Jamie McMurray’s #1 team had to pull out the 3M body putty. They applied the quick drying substance to the noted areas of the body. 10-15 min later they were sanding it down and putting the body back into legal shape before second attempt at the OSS.