DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has reduced the size of the restrictor plate in an attempt to cut speeds before the season-opening Daytona 500.
The move announced Wednesday is one of many NASCAR has made since last weekend's exhibition Budweiser Shootout saw speeds top 206 mph at one point.
The reduction of the restrictor plate is 1/64-inch and could cut about 10 horsepower from the engines.
Horsepower-sapping restrictor plates are used at Daytona and Talladega, the biggest and fastest tracks in NASCAR. The plates limit an engine's power by reducing the amount of air that flows into the carburetor.
The Daytona 500 is Sunday.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Coca-Cola 600 Predictions The Coca-Cola 600is set to take place later tonight. Here are three drivers we like to contend for the win in NASCAR’s longest race.
Thumbnail Hisense 4K TV 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets a busy racing weekend started later today with the Hisense 4K TV 300. Here are some...
Thumbnail Hisense 4K TV 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back on action this weekend with the running of the Hisense 4K TV 300. Here is a look at the odds to win this Xfinity Series...
Thumbnail Coca-Cola 600 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series holds its longest race of the year this Sunday when drivers compete in the Coca-Cola 600. Here is a look...
Thumbnail NASCAR All-Star Race Picks The NASCAR All-Star Race will be held later tonight. Here are some drivers we think can come away with the win in this exhibition.