|NASCAR tries to break up Talladega 2-car tandems|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 21 September 2011 09:48|
The restrictor plates used in the Oct. 23 race will be larger. The change should lead to an increase of horsepower that could make the cars 2 to 3 mph faster.
NASCAR also ordered an adjustment on a pressure relief valve that should lower the maximum water temperature in engines. A threat of overheating could prevent cars from staying hooked together for too long.
Drivers discovered over the last year that it's faster to run in two-car tandems. Fans have been lukewarm about the tandem racing, and drivers have complained it's impossible to see when they are pushing another car.