NASCAR Xfinity: Restrictor plates may be used at Indy
By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR Xfinity Series cars may run with restrictor plates at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017, according to a report from Motorsport.com
. The report states that an Xfinity Sries test at IMS is possible for October, and during that test, restrictor plates may be used.
The consideration of restrictor plates for the Xfinity Series at Indy is an attempt to improve the yearly race at the track. The 2016 edition of the event produced no on-track passes for the lead. Kyle Busch led all but one lap en route to the race win.
Other possible changes being considered for Xfinity Series competition in 2017 (also according to the same Motorsport.com
report) — the introduction of composite bodies for road-course races. The Xfinity Series runs three road-course races per season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio; Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.; and Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
“That’s one of the conversations we’ve been having with the teams,” Xfinity Series Director Wayne Auton said. “We’ll see how the conversations go with everybody and see what road they want to go down. Our K&N Pro Series has done a pretty good job with it.”