NASCAR DFS: Pennzoil 150 Track Breakdown
Dan Malin has the full track breakdown for NASCAR's inaugural race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 14-turn road course for Saturday's Xfinity Race!
So after a weekend where we had numerous races at Pocono and, for the most part, thought we’d see some pretty boring racing. We had anything but that. It was chaos among the Truck and Xfinity race with quite a few wrecks and track position played a huge role. A lot of people like to compare Pocono to Indianapolis because you witness the same “boring” racing at each track. That may be true for the quad-oval that the Cup drivers will run. Traditionally it’s hard to pass at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. However, for the first time ever the Xfinity drivers will run the road course at IMS. It’s a 2.439-mile course with 14 turns and they will run 62 laps on Saturday, with 20-20-22 lap stages. See the highlighted course below.
At the time this is starting to be written (Monday Night) we won’t have Qualifying, but the Xfinity drivers will run two practice sessions on Friday to gain some familiarity with the track and those notes will be published...