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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a reduced roster requiring new choreography by a 5-man crew, there will be much scrutiny on pit stops Sunday as NASCAR opens its race schedule with The Clash.

Some of the focus will be on some fresh equipment, too.

Seeking to curb development costs on highly specialized pit guns, NASCAR has mandated a spec version of the tool used to fasten and loosen lug nuts. It will handle the distribution of the new pit guns.

Here’s what teams have been told about the guns, which are manufactured by Paoli and will be used in Xfinity and Cup this season (but not in the Camping World Truck Series):

–A lottery system will determine how the guns randomly are issued before the race (this is similar to how NASCAR distributes its restrictor plates for race at Daytona International Speedway). The guns will be returned within an hour after the race.

–Pit crews will be limited in modifying the pit guns. The socket can’t be removed, but there are some adjustments allowed with grip tape and screws. Certain parts of the gun will be sealed to detect tampering.

–Air pressures for the guns will be mandated by NASCAR, and the pressure relief valve will be set by a digital gauge.

–Teams will be provided with three guns that are labeled as front, rear and spare.

–The guns will be tested regularly to ensure their consistency.


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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 11:26:29 PM »
Another reason I quit watching. ::)

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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 09:50:49 AM »
WTH?  Thats just what they need, more dang rules. I'm with Rattiac, my intrest slowed with restricter plates and finished when they quit being "Stock Car" bodied.

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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 10:32:10 AM »
Probably because they call them "guns" they need to be regulated...should have stuck with air ratchet ;)
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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 11:18:51 AM »
Probably because they call them "guns" they need to be regulated...should have stuck with air ratchet ;)

Haha, I thought about that too. A term I wasn't familiar with till now. Follow the leader, Luckey dog......nope, not for me.

Ah, I miss the days of old. Back when what won on sunday sold on monday. When the Engine builder would get the most hp out of his motor and stay together. The Crew chief would bend the rules to stay competitive, the Driver had real talent to run that fine line of out of control. Dad and I would watch to see which of the big 3 had a new more slippery body, when a car could be down a lap or two and at the end of the day win by a lap.   That was NASCAR Winston Cup  racing to me! ;D

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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 05:33:05 PM »
Oh, They're tools.I thought it was an attempt to make NASCAR more relevant to today's social standards. Nascar the Ultimate Driveby. :o
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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 12:20:51 AM »
Air pressures ???
You mean they still have the stupid air line they had to toss around the car. Surprised they aren't battery powered nowadays. :o 8)

NHRA is where it's at. They tried slowing them down and they just keep getting faster. This year im rooting for Ron Capps.

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Re: Here’s what is new about pit guns and how they are issued by NASCAR
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »
Way too many regulations in sports these days. JUst let the guys play they can sort it out who is the best. Not everyone should get a participation trophy.

 


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