DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As expected NASCAR informed Sprint Cup Series teams of changes in the wake of this weekend's racing at Daytona International Speedway.
Although the sanctioning body has not mandated a smaller restrictor plate after speeds reached more than 206 mph in Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR is addressing the two-car drafting phenomenon that dominated Saturday's race.
NASCAR will modify the cooling systems of cars including limiting the size of the front grilles.
Teams will also be mandated to utilize a pressure valve to regulate water temperature.
Finally the number of laps cars are allowed to draft in the two car pack will be limited.
All of these initiatives are designed to break up the tandem drafting that has dominated "Speedweeks 2011" and allow two-cars to run at a much faster pace than single or even multi-car drafts.
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