At Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, there will be not one, but two speed limits in the pits for the NASCAR National Series.
Attention danger ! NASCAR is experimenting with a new pit lane system at Atlanta Motor Speedway with not one, but two speed limits during green flag stops. The first two sections will be limited to 90mph per hour, while the other sixteen will be limited to 45mph. There will always be a 4.99 mph tolerance for each of the sections. As for yellow flag stops, the entire pit lane will be limited to 45 mph.
The pit lane entrance at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been at the entrance to Turn 3 since the start of the season, but last March, a stop under a green flag was extremely penalizing. In order to limit this problem, NASCAR has chosen to increase the speed between the entry line of the pits and the first locations to 90 mph.
Last March there was only one penalty for speeding at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Will it be the same this weekend or will this new rule disturb drivers and teams in their speed limit settings? To date Kyle Busch is the pit speeding champion with five reprimands in 18 races.
At mid-season there were 68 speeding penalties, an average of 3.7778 speeding penalties per race. By comparison, there had been 85 mid-season speeding penalties in 2022, an average of 4.7772 per race. As for races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there were six speeding tickets in March and two in July.
In addition, NASCAR also added a repair minute to the Damaged Vehicle Policybringing it to eight in the Cup and six minutes in XFINITY.