NASCAR announced updates to the 2020 Cup Series race package on Tuesday, Jan. 14, which will impact the racing at nine tracks, including Dover International Speedway. The changes include:
- Spoiler – 2.75″ (from 8″)
- Splitter – 0.25″ overhang (from 2″); approx. 2″ wings (from approx. 10.5″)
- Radiator pan – vertical fencing removed (dimensions of pan remain the same)
The Monster Mile hosts two NASCAR tripleheader weekends in 2020, on May 1-3 and Aug. 21-23, including a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 3 and the “Drydene 400” NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 23.
Other tracks impacted by the changes include Bristol, Charlotte (Roval), Martinsville, New Hampshire, Phoenix, Richmond, Sonoma and Watkins Glen.
“Our goal has always been to provide the best possible racing for our fans, regardless of venue,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “The 2019 Cup Series race package delivered some of the most exciting races on intermediate and larger tracks that our sport has seen, however we felt we could make improvements to short tracks and road courses.
“We believe we have found the right balance for 2020 that will allow teams to build off their previous knowledge of this package and showcase exciting side-by-side racing at tracks of all sizes.”