Spoilers to make Sprint Cup return

March 23, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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MARTINSVILLE, Va., March 23 (UPI) -- Rear-deck spoilers are ready to make their return on Sprint Cup Series cars, NASCAR officials say.

NASCAR has confirmed that starting this weekend at Martinsville, Va., the spoiler will come back after a three-year absence, replacing the wing on the Sprint cars.

The piece will measure 4 inches tall by 64.5 inches wide across the back of the car. NASCAR officials said the spoiler will be fastened at a 70 degree angle and will not be adjustable.

The new spoilers will be allowed on all race tracks except Daytona and Talladega, and will make their bow Sunday at the oldest and shortest track on the Sprint Cup schedule.

The wing replaced the spoilers three years ago at Bristol, Conn. Fan reaction was negative, however, and drivers have voiced concerns that the wings had reduced downforce on the cars.

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