NEW RULES FORCE TEAMS TO ADJUST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ With the new rules package put in place by NASCAR prior to the Daytona 500, speeds have picked up and the guys behind the wheel have been forced to adjust the way they drive. A larger restrictor plate, a taller whicker down the back of the car and a new rear shock package have changed how the cars handle in the draft around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. Already a handling-sensitive track, the new rules package – plus NASCAR’s ‘hands-off&rsqu ...

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