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|
|Daytona International Speedway||55||70|
|Dover International Speedway||35||45|
|Elkhart Lake’s Road America||40||45|
|Gateway Motorsports Park||45||50|
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway||55||70|
|ISM Raceway (Phoenix)||45||50|
|Kentucky Motor Speedway||45||55|
|Las Vegas Motor Speedway||45||55|
|Michigan International Speedway||55||65|
|Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||35||45|
|New Hampshire Motor Speedway||45||50|
|Texas Motor Speedway||45||55|
|Watkins Glen International||40||45|