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 race track 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. Before the Speedway was better known in the open Wheelern, CART and Indy cars turned their laps there regularly.
In 2000, Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin Jr. were in New Hampshire after their life and also Dale Earnhardt Sr 2001 Daytona was killed, did you look at it, rebuild the Speedway and introduced new security measures in the cars. The teams were required to incorporate a sort of emergency stop switch in the car so that in the case of a stuck accelerator pedal, the engine can be turned off. Petty and Irwin without this breaker before the frontal impact was possible when timely braking more. Before Finally, in 2003 a SAFER barrier was installed, the banking got thrown in a major overhaul: A part of the apron was the roadway and rolled up into increased to 4 ° towards the outside wall Superelevation now rises to 7 ° to. Here it should have acted earlier but a measure to improve the quality of the race.
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the introduction of the "immediate Caution" incl. "Free pass" rule responsible. Until 2003, it was common that up to the beginning of a caution period at the finish line the round has ended even with racing speed. As Dale Jarrett stopped his car after an accident on the track, he ran the risk of being hit another car, which is a "race back to the caution flag" fought. The so-called "lucky dog", so the "lucky" that controls the first car 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 drivers on the lead lap commanded to let pass the lapped competition at the "race to the flag".
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