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Pit road speed limits, caution vehicle speeds set for 2018

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NASCAR has released pit road speeds and caution vehicle speeds for 2018, with no changes from last season at the existing tracks that its three national series visit.

The only addition for next year’s schedule is the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course, which will have slightly slower speeds in both categories than the 1.5-mile oval layout. The Charlotte road course pit road speed will be 40 mph and the caution vehicle speed is set for 45 mph. The oval will have a pit road speed of 45 mph with caution vehicle speed of 55 mph.

The NASCAR Rule Book provides race teams with a 5-mph buffer over the announced speed limit at each track.

The only other slight change reflects the new name for Phoenix Raceway, which will be called ISM Raceway starting in 2018.

The pit road and caution car speeds for the 2018 NASCAR season:

Track Pit road speed Caution vehicle speed
Atlanta Motor Speedway 45 55
Auto Club Speedway 55 65
Bristol Motor Speedway 30 35
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 40 45
Charlotte Motor Speedway oval 45 55
Charlotte Motor Speedway road course 40 45
Chicagoland Speedway 45 55
Darlington Raceway 45 50
Daytona International Speedway 55 70
Dover International Speedway 35 45
Eldora Speedway 30 30
Elkhart Lake’s Road America 40 45
Gateway Motorsports Park 45 50
Homestead-Miami Speedway 45 55
Indianapolis Motor Speedway 55 70
Iowa Speedway 40 45
ISM Raceway (Phoenix) 45 50
Kansas Speedway 45 55
Kentucky Motor Speedway 45 55
Las Vegas Motor Speedway 45 55
Martinsville Speedway 30 35
Michigan International Speedway 55 65
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 35 45
New Hampshire Motor Speedway 45 50
Pocono Raceway 55 70
Richmond Raceway 40 45
Sonoma Raceway 40 45
Talladega Superspeedway 55 70
Texas Motor Speedway 45 55
Watkins Glen International 40 45