Gary Linfoot Speaks Out
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Gary Linfoot Speaks Out
Duration: 4 minutes 39 seconds
Uploaded on Jun 20, 2015 at 6:08 PM by Stan Creekmore
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143rd win for 16X World Champ John Force in New England
Confirming what had been widely discussed this past weekend at Michigan, NASCAR announced on Tuesday it will implement significant changes to the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package for the July 11 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Specifically, the rear spoiler will be shortened from six inches to three and a half inches, the front splitter overhang will be shortened by 1 3/4 inches and the splitter extension panel will be decreased from 38 to 25 inches wide.

The net result will be a lower-downforce package that will be offset to some extent by a Goodyear tire combination that provides more mechanical grip than did last year’s Kentucky tire. Because of the time frame for implementation of the new rules package, which at this point is for Kentucky only, Goodyear did not have an opportunity to test a tire combination with NASCAR’s new specifications.

Race teams, however, will have extended practice time on Wednesday, July 8 in order to fine-tune the new...