BUSCH: Second wheel tether required at all tracks

Second tether requirement on front wheels expanded to all tracks on national series level. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) expanded its requirement of a second tether for the...

Second tether requirement on front wheels expanded to all tracks on national series level.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) expanded its requirement of a second tether for the front wheels for NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series entries to all tracks, effective May 28.

The new rule for NASCAR's national series is an amendment to the NASCAR Technical Bulletin issued April 12 that required a second tether on the front wheels at events on tracks that were 1.25 miles or more in length, excluding road courses. The first race in which the requirement was in effect was the April 27 race at the 2-mile California Speedway.

With this weekend's competition at the 1.5-mile Lowe's Motor Speedway already covered under the initial amendment, the new requirement will officially begin May 28, when all three national series are competing at the 1-mile Dover International Speedway.

The tethers are required to consist of two Vectran® HS V-12 fiber cables.

-nascar-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck