Based on driver feedback and data from a test held last week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will compete on the 14-turn road course layout at Indianapolis later this year.
Matt DiBenedetto ran the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang at Indy last Wednesday. +
DiBenedetto’s feedback was highly supportive of the 14-turn layout being the way to go. Officials also had DiBenedetto run a 12-course design, but his immediate reaction, according to Xfinity Series managing director Wayne Auton was “Oh, hell no.”
Auton also revealed that teams would not have the opportunity to test on the road course; however, they will be given an extended practice session during the July 3-5 race weekend. NASCAR officials did the same for the first race on the Charlotte Roval.
Race specifics such as stage lengths and race distance are still to be determined.
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