NASCAR DFS: Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Track Breakdown
Matt Selz has the full track breakdown and Core Drivers for this week's race -- the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Don’t be fooled by the name of the race...it’s “The Brickyard” on Sunday as a great way to celebrate the holiday weekend. One of the most famous tracks in the realm of racing it doesn’t need much of an introduction. This is the same track that the Indy 500 is traditionally held on, which this year got moved back from the original Memorial Day weekend date, but it is a different layout than the Xfinity cars will be racing on on Saturday as they are taking on the road course.
The rectangular oval, as it’s called, has four distinct corners separated by two long straightaways making up the front and back straights while between the corners are the so-called short chutes. The turns are banked at nine degrees for each of them and the straightaways are perfectly flat all the way across the wide racing surface. While all of the turns are banked the same and seemingly have the same radius and shape to them, drivers will tell you that each one requires a different way of driving them to...