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NASCAR Cup: teams may have standard pit guns in 2018

The No. 58 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team of Jimmie Johnson performs a routine pit stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

The No. 58 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team of Jimmie Johnson performs a routine pit stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

Jeff Gluck of JeffGluck.com reported Monday that two sources NASCAR plans to move to a standard pit gun in 2018.

“NASCAR is working on a number of initiatives to enhance both the performance and safety of our sport,” Gluck quoted a statement from NASCAR when asked about a standard gun. One of the many competition initiatives considered is the future of pit equipment. We will provide an update on some of the initiatives at the end of the 2017 season. In the meantime, our focus remains on the exciting championship battles that are playing out across all three national series.”

The gun expected to be used by all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team next year is manufactured by Paoli.

Currently, race teams, specifically tire changers, are allowed to customize their pit guns.

Race teams, including Joe Gibbs Racing, have worked on pit gun development in recent years in attempts to get competitive advantages on pit road.

A standard pit could could increase parity, reduce costs for race teams, and possibly, help NASCAR monitor lug nut installation.

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