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Nascar approves Air Titan use for 2014

Nascar has decided to make the Air Titan track-drying system available for use at ever Sprint Cup Series race next year.

The system was trialled this year at Talladega Superspeedway in May, which decreased track-drying time by roughly one hour for both NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races. It was also used prior to practice at Martinsville Speedway and testing at Kansas Speedway.

Steve O'Donnell, Nascar senior vice-president of racing operations, said: “Having the Air Titan at each Nascar Sprint Cup Series weekend allows us to meet a very important goal set by our chairman and CEO Brian France to drastically decrease track-drying time to the best of our ability and ensure our fans in the stands and those watching on TV get to see each race run on its scheduled day.”

Air Titan’s goal is to reduce the time it takes to dry a track by as much as 80 per cent.