As pit crews train more and more like athletes from other sports, it has become important to upgrade our facilities to keep pace with the fitness requirements we put them through.
Fans can expect to see several competition changes when the 2011 season opens at Daytona. Notably, there’s the new nose, the elimination of the catch-can man thanks to a new self-ventilating system and new rules on tire allotment. Most of the changes are geared toward saving teams money, but each will take some getting used to.
When it comes to a race car, the slightest body modification can have a huge effect on its aerodynamic properties on the racetrack. We take a look at the new nose NASCAR has given all competitors for the 2011 season and have prepared our cars for Daytona with that change in mind.