#10 Lycos Team Reaction to New Pontiac Rules

NASCAR announced Thursday that a new rear bumper cover for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix will go into effect after this weekend's race in Dover, Del. The modification is optional to Pontiac teams until June 28, 2000 when...

NASCAR announced Thursday that a new rear bumper cover for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix will go into effect after this weekend's race in Dover, Del. The modification is optional to Pontiac teams until June 28, 2000 when all teams must use the newly approved rear bumper cover.

James Ince On Pontiac's New Rear Bumper:

"That is good news to us. We figure it is about half of what our Lycos Pontiac needs but it is a step in the right direction and we applaud NASCAR for listening to us. We are halfway there. The rear bumper is optional at Michigan, but you better bet we are going to run it in there. We have tested what they approved in a windtunnel and liked what we saw. The new rear bumper helps in that it allows air to escape underneath the car which makes it a little bit better aerodynamically on the track. I said last week that we were about 200 pounds of downforce behind the Chevrolet and Ford, but I think we are getting closer to them. Will the race fans notice it on the track? I hope so."

Johnny Benson:

"Sounds good to us. We will run whatever they give us. The new back bumper should help but we will just have to wait and see how it is on the track."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Johnny Benson