Friday, November 24, 2023

Video: NASCAR Cup Series Drivers Struggle to Find Way to the Track in Practice at Phoenix

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Drivers got a little mixed up on their way out to the race track at Phoenix Raceway from the garage area prior to Friday’s practice session.

Well, this is a little embarrassing…

At the beginning of opening NASCAR Cup Series practice at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, numerous drivers had issues trying to find their way from the garage area out onto the race track.

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Among the drivers who got turned around while looking for the correct gate that led out to the racetrack were Martin Truex Jr. and AJ Allmendinger, who had to flip around.

Here was the scene from opening NASCAR Cup Series practice:

Once drivers found the 1-mile Phoenix Raceway, Kyle Larson led the way in Friday’s bonus 50-minute practice session, which was added for drivers and teams to acclimate themselves to the new short track aerodynamic package, which is expected to reduce downforce by roughly 30 to 40%.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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