After another successful application of the PJ1 TrackBite traction compound at Bristol Motor Speedway over the weekend, NASCAR is interested in implementing the substance at other venues this season and beyond.
That is the claim of NASCAR’s senior vice president of competition, Scott Miller, who addressed the topic on Monday morning during a radio segment on SiriusXM’s “The Morning Drive.”
“We’re looking at it at some other places, too, but not fully decided yet,” Miller said. “We’re learning about it and learning about its uses and its positives. We haven’t really found any negatives. As with anything, it’s a challenge to get right because it’s the first time we’ve dabbled in this. We have experience at some tracks, but anyplace new that we go is still just a project that we’re working on.”
Miller said the compound will again be added to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway during the playoffs. Both tracks used it during the regular season to varying degrees of success.
The substance is similar to soda and provides additional grip in the corners. NASCAR hopes to apply it to tracks with one primary groove to create side-by-side racing opportunities.
Miller also took to the airwaves to discuss the possibility that NASCAR may add something similar to a choose cone for its short track events. Those comments can be read below: