New Hampshire Motor Speedway
New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1 mile, short track, 2x 180 °-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 regularly. Before the Speedway was better known in the open Wheelern, CART and Indy cars there regularly turned their rounds.
In 2000, Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin Jr were in New Hampshire their life and also after Dale Earnhardt Sr 2001 Daytona was killed, 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 not possible timely braking more. Before 2003, finally, a SAFER Barrier was installed, the banking got donated an overhaul: Part of the apron of the road was added and beaten increased to 4 °, in the direction outdoor wall Superelevation now rises to 7 ° at. Here it is likely to have acted but rather a measure to improve the quality of the race.
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is also for the introduction of the "immediate Caution" incl. "Free pass rule" responsible. Until 2003, it was common that by the beginning of a caution period 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, which is 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 back given his round of NASCAR. This was necessary because previously a "gentlemen's agreement" to the drivers on the lead lap commanded to let pass the lapped competition at the "race to the flag."
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