A tweak to the backstretch chicane at the Daytona Road Course has been completed with concrete and turtles now installed.
We initially reported the changes to the circuit on Wednesday when Denny Hamlin shared images of the renovations on Twitter.
Here Bob. Hope this helps with your investigation pic.twitter.com/acXejtvifT
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 17, 2021
NASCAR added rumble strips and turtles to the Turn 9 and 10 chicane after cars were seen straight lining and exceeding track limits during the Busch Clash. The exploits of the drivers sprayed copious amounts of dirt and mud onto the racing line, making traction scarce.
NASCAR announced that the rumble strips used are the same as used on the front chicane.
Such as several drivers broached the idea to NASCAR leadership, with Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Kyle Larson and Chase Briscoe among the group contributing specific ideas.
“It looked like a good fix to me in short order,” said Alan Gustafson, crew chief for Chase Elliott. “Should be good. I don’t really have any issues with guys straightening that bus stop. That’s their job. That’s what they’re supposed to do. Just the dirt was a problem.”