NASCAR is continuing to work on viable options to get a car back to pit road when it has four flat tires after Joey Logano was the latest to express frustration over the process.
Logano was stuck in Turn 1 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon with four flat tires and had to be towed back to pit road. The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion complained that it didn‘t make sense to drag the car around the track, further damaging it, while bouncing the driver around in the cockpit.
“Joey and I spoke yesterday and had a great conversation and here‘s the real positive, he and I agree 100% and we‘re on the same team of trying to fix it,” NASCAR senior vice president of competition Elton Sawyer said on Tuesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “This is not necessarily a Next Gen car problem as much as a no ride height (rule). Even our cars in the past on four flat tires … would basically have similar situations having difficulty getting back to pit road from time to time.
“But we will go to work to figure out what the next procedure is to be able to get the cars,” Sawyer said. “We need to get them picked up straight and get on a rollback and get them back. Towing them or pushing them back is not ideal but it is what we have today.
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