Benson reaction to NASCAR Pontiac rule change

Nascar today announced a half-inch increase to the front air dam for the Pontiac Grand Prix and a 1-inch increase for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, for the Aug. 18 race at Michigan International Speedway. The leading edge of the air dam for the ...

Nascar today announced a half-inch increase to the front air dam for the Pontiac Grand Prix and a 1-inch increase for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, for the Aug. 18 race at Michigan International Speedway.

The leading edge of the air dam for the Pontiacs now must not extend more than 1½ inches forward of the bumper. The leading edge for the Chevrolets now must not extend more than 3½ inches forward of the bumper. Prior to this, Pontiacs' air dams could extend 1 inch forward, while Chevrolets' air dams could extend 2½ inches forward.

Johnny Benson Reaction:

"I'm glad for Pontiac getting a little more on the nose. We have found you can get through qualifying OK, but the Pontiacs have trouble racing compared to the other makes. It will be nice for Pontiac although Chevrolet got double what Pontiac got. Nascar is doing some of the right things by making changes and bringing parity into the deal. But, we need to get rid of the aero push. I wish they would have taken the front air dam away from the other makes instead of adding to us. I think that is contributing to the aero problems. But once we get these changes on the cars we will have to wait and see how everything balances out."

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