Your question: How long does it take to dry Daytona race track?

At Daytona International Speedway, the two-and-a-half-mile oval typically takes two and a half hours to dry after a heavy rain. The goal is to reduce it to 30 minutes. Shorter tracks will take even less time to dry.

How long does it take to dry a NASCAR track?

Normal drying time at the Daytona International Speedway is about 2.5 hours.

How do you dry a NASCAR track?

NASCAR uses the Air Titan 2.0 to dry the track. The system was put into place in 2014. It features a drying unit in the bed of a Toyota Tundra that blows out air at 568 mph and 70 degrees warmer than the ambient temperature. It can dry a football field in less than 30 seconds.

How much does a NASCAR track dryer cost?

Estimates have put the cost of using the Air Titan at about $50,000 per weekend. According to NASCAR officials, the Air Titan reduces the time it takes to dry a track by as much as 80 percent. One added benefit of the Air Titan is that it cleans the track of debris as well.

How do the NASCAR track dryers work?

Using compressed air, the Air Titan™ efficiently and reliably pushes water off of the racing surface and onto the apron where vacuum trucks will remove the remainder of the moisture. Jet dryers will follow each Air Titan™, drying any excess water that remains on the racing surface.

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What are air titans?

They are called the Air Titans. They are giant trucks that travel the NASCAR circuit drying the track after it rains. Thomas Davenport is NASCAR’s manager of the Air Trains. He said, “We have 21 units with two service trucks so if we go to the tracks like the Poconos, Daytona or Talladega, we will have all 21 units.”

What channel is the NASCAR race on today after rain delay?

The event was stopped by rain after 91 of 250 laps Friday night at Martinsville Speedway. The race will be broadcast by FS1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Who drives the 43 car in Nascar?

43 at Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 NASCAR season. Erik Jones will replace Bubba Wallace in the No. 43 at Richard Petty Motorsports next season, the team has announced. Jones currently drives the No.

What is a jet dryer?

In simplest terms, a jet dryer is a device used to keep the racetrack dry and debris free. This is generally accomplished by mounting a jet engine to a slow-moving vehicle and driving around the track, so the name “jet dryer” is shockingly literal.