Rodney Childers was once a naysayer of NASCAR’s Optical Scanning Station
What is the optical scanning station? It’s NASCAR’s latest technical upgrade.
The new scanning process use a series of light beams to scan the race cars. It then collects that data and recreates a 2D digital file. That file can instantly be compared to what the specs are suppose to be.
The biggest difference is that it’s the entire car. The days of the templates are long gone. Those templates gave a lot of room for NASCAR teams to work on areas of the car that didn’t have to fit a template. Now, the entire car must fit within the tolerances of the rulebook.
It’s super high tech and brought a lot of change to the garage area. Needless to say, when it comes to changes, there’s always going to be some naysayers.