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Possible change for Charlotte Roval

Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roval could be getting another course correction.

NASCAR and Goodyear officials discussed last week the possibility of a change to the infield course of the Charlotte Roval, in particular the sharp final turn that takes cars back up onto the regular track in the area of Turn 1.

The change is a result of discussions following a Goodyear tire test on the course last month with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray and Kurt Busch and Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric.

"There is some conversation about changing the infield section a little bit, maybe eliminating the last little loop," said Greg Stucker, director of racing for Goodyear. "I don't know how much traction it's going to get.

"I know that was some of the input from our test and it came up in a call with NASCAR. It's being investigated."

Stucker said the main difference with the suggested change would be to reduce the average lap times around the course by about eight seconds.

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