TMS PRESIDENT EDDIE GOSSAGE TALKS ABOUT NASCAR’S NEW RULES PACKAGE

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2018
TMS PRESIDENT EDDIE GOSSAGE TALKS ABOUT NASCAR’S ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING A NEW RULES PACKAGE FOR 2019
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (October 2, 2018) — In an effort to create more competitive racing across the board, NASCAR announced Tuesday that it has developed and will implement a pair of new baseline rules packages in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2019 season.
TMS President Gossage Praises 2019 NASCAR Rules Package
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The move, which was made to help strengthen competition with enhanced aerodynamic engine configurations, incorporates a similar but not identical package to what was run during the 2018 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

According to NASCAR, the different packages will be tailored to the specific tracks on the Cup Series circuit, with a combination of a smaller tapered spacer to reduce engine horsepower to a target goal of 550 (from 750) and aero ducts to foster tighter racing on a majority of speedways measuring longer than 1 mile, which includes Texas Motor Speedway.
STATEMENT FROM EDDIE GOSSAGE REGARDING RULES CHANGES
“This is great news from NASCAR and something we’ve been pushing for some time.  Right now, the drivers are just holding on for dear life every lap and they’re not able to race each other; they’re just trying to go as fast as they can – every lap. With a slower car, they can race each other. So you’re going to see more lead changes, more side-by-side racing. I think it’s going to be fantastic. It’s going to lead to much better racing here at Texas Motor Speedway. I can’t wait for 2019 to get here.”
2019 RULES PACKAGE OVERVIEW
Aero Elements
  • Spoiler: 8″ x 61″
  • Splitter: 2″ overhang, 10.5″ wings at ends of splitter (near tires)
  • Radiator pan: 37″ in front tapered to 31″ with vertical fences
  • Aero ducts: Used at majority of oval tracks larger than 1 mile
Engine Elements
  • 750 HP: 1.17″ tapered spacer (Used at short tracks and road courses)
  • 550 HP: 0.922″ tapered spacer (Used at oval tracks larger than 1 mile)
Miscellaneous
  • Enhanced vehicle chassis mandatory at all tracks (previously announced)
  • Adding 3 long block engine seals in points races. These are in addition to the 13 short block seals introduced this season.
  • 25% reduction in testing (three organizational tests, down from four; three teams at each Goodyear test, down from four).
This November 1-4, Texas Motor Speedway will play host to playoff races in all three national series. The Camping World Truck Series JAG Metals 350 will be held Friday, Nov. 2, and be followed by the Xfinity Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Saturday, Nov. 3, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 4.
For ticket or race information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500. With an adult ticket purchase, accompanying tickets for children 12 and under are $10 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race and free for the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series playoff races.
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