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Drying Machine Shortens Length Of NASCAR Rain Delays

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NASCAR fans won’t be waiting as long for a race to restart after a rain delay.

The new Air Titan 2.0 was unveiled earlier this spring and is cutting rain delays in half.

The older model of this machine was able to dry a wet track in about two and a half hours. The Air Titan 2.0 can do it in just over one hour.

NASCAR Infrastructure Standards Manager Jerry Kaproth says, “It’s a process of elimination and evaporation.”

The turbo powered dryer shoots out warm air at speeds of over 550 mph.

The race season has gotten off to a wet start and according to Kaproth the Titan 2.0 is blowing away its expectations.

“It shows the technology of the NASCAR Research & Development Center and it enhances the fan experience not only at the track but for the viewers at home.”

If you’re headed to the Speedway for the Saturday, May 17th Spring All-Star Race don’t expect to see the Titan 2.0. The FOX 46 Weather Team is forecasting great weather for the entire weekend.

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