Daytona Road Course -- Procedures and Configuration


This afternoon, NASCAR announced the details related to the configuration, and procedures for the Aug. 15-16 Daytona Road Course weekend at Daytona International Speedway:

  • Drivers will be prohibited to run multiple races during the weekend.

  • NASCAR will run the road course-oval hybrid utilized during the Rolex 24 with the addition of a chicane off oval turn four.

  • AERO/Engine Elements – high downforce with 750 HP engine

Date Series Stages Laps Distance

8/16/2020 NCS 15/30/65 65 234.65

8/15/2020 NXS 15/30/52 52 187.72

8/16/2020 NGRTOS 12/25/44 44 158.85

STATEMENT FROM JOHN PROBST, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF RACING INNOVATION

“NASCAR and its OEMs ran several simulations to determine the course layout and engine/aero package for the inaugural NASCAR race on the Daytona International Speedway road course. Due to the predicted high speeds and loads on the braking system, NASCAR will add a chicane off oval Turn 4 at Daytona and move to a high downforce 750 hp aero/engine package for the NASCAR Cup Series race on Aug. 16. We believe this will combine vehicle performance and safety to provide the best possible road course race for our fans.”

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