New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1 mile, short track, 2x 180-degree turns) in Loudon, New Hampshire

The track in the Pacific Northwest is an oval with a length of 1,058 miles, a superelevation of 12% (about 7 °) and offers approximately 100,000 spectators. Twenty years ago, opened the racetrack and the race of the Sprint Cup since 1993 are held here. Since 1997, a second race of the season takes place on a regular basis. Previously, the Speedway was better known at the Open-Wheelern, CART and Indy cars there regularly turned their rounds.

In 2000, Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin Jr did in New Hampshire their life and also after Dale Earnhardt Sr 2001 Daytona fatal accident, did you look at it, restructure the Speedway and introduced new safety measures in the car. The teams were required to install a kind of emergency switch in the car so that in case of a stuck accelerator pedal, the engine can be turned off. When Petty and Irwin without this breaker before the frontal impact was possible when timely braking more. Before 2003, finally, a SAFER Barrier was installed, the banking got donated an overhaul: Part of the apron of the track was added beaten and increased to 4 °, in the direction of exterior wall Superelevation now rises to 7 ° at. Here it is likely to have acted but rather a measure to improve the quality of racing.

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is also responsible for the introduction of "instant Caution", including "free pass rule". Until 2003 it was still common that up to the beginning of a yellow phase at the finish line, the round was finished even with racing speed. As Dale Jarrett stopped his car after an accident on the track, he ran the risk of another car being hit, what a "race back to the caution flag" fought. The so-called "lucky dog", ie the "lucky" that controls the first vehicle behind the leader, which has a round residue gets given back his round of NASCAR. This was necessary because previously a "gentlemen's agreement" to drivers on the lead lap commanded to let overtake outsell competition at the "race to the flag."

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