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NASCAR Cup: Charlotte Motor Speedway reapplies PJ1

By AMANDA VINCENT

The PJ1 traction compound being used on the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway racing surface this weekend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the facility is being reapplied to the track on Saturday after difficulty getting it applied Friday.

“We discovered the sprayer heads on our machine – one was partially clogged, the other was not spraying enough and there is not enough substance on the race track in turn four,” Speedway Motorsports Inc. Senior Vice President of Business Affairs Don Hawk told Motorsport.com.

The substance cause problems for several Cup Series drivers during practice on Friday. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and David Ragan all hit the wall in the day’s lone Cup practice session. As a result of extensive damage to his car, Earnhardt went to a backup car.

“The stuff that they sprayed down, it’s had a bad reaction to the sun or something that has made it really slick,’’ Earnhardt said.

Sunday’s Bank of America 500 is the first Cup race at Charlotte in several years scheduled to run during daytime hours.

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