Friday, April 13, 2012

New C-post template to be in place at Talladega

Per SportingNews, NASCAR will add a new template to its inspection process when teams go through tech May 4 at Talladega Superspeedway.

It's a template inspired by Hendrick Motorsports and five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson's team. Starting May 4-6 at Talladega, NASCAR will begin using an additional template for the C-post, the area of the car from the roof to the top of the rear quarter panel.

The new template, which will be used at all tracks beginning with the May 6 race at Talladega, will cover more of the area of the C-post. Currently, the template—a grid that goes over the car—has four checkpoints that cover the C-post area.

“The new template is one step further in confirming the (required) surface of the racecar,” Darby said in a statement released by NASCAR.