NASCAR announces pit and caution speed’s for 2018


Pit road and caution vehicle speeds for 2018 have been released by NASCAR with very little change from last year.

All of the speed limits from last year's existing tracks in the sport's top three series have remained the same. The only new piece of information is the addition of the road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will have speed limits slightly lower than those of the 1.5-mile oval course layout, according to

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A five-mph buffer is provided above the announced speed limit at each track as indicated by the NASCAR Rule Book.


In addition to the new information for Charlotte, another slight change will take affect beginning in 2018. The track at Phoenix will no longer be known as Phoenix International Raceway, it will now be called ISM Raceway.

The pit road and caution vehicle speeds for the upcoming 2018 season are listed below courtesy of

Track Pit road speed Caution vehicle speed
Atlanta Motor Speedway 45 55
Auto Club Speedway 55 65
Bristol Motor Speedway 30 35
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 40 45
Charlotte Motor Speedway oval 45 55
Charlotte Motor Speedway road course 40 45
Chicagoland Speedway 45 55
Darlington Raceway 45 50
Daytona International Speedway 55 70
Dover International Speedway 35 45
Eldora Speedway 30 30
Elkhart Lake's Road America 40 45
Gateway Motorsports Park 45 50
Homestead-Miami Speedway 45 55
Indianapolis Motor Speedway 55 70
Iowa Speedway 40 45
ISM Raceway (Phoenix) 45 50
Kansas Speedway 45 55
Kentucky Motor Speedway 45 55
Las Vegas Motor Speedway 45 55
Martinsville Speedway 30 35
Michigan International Speedway 55 65
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 35 45
New Hampshire Motor Speedway 45 50
Pocono Raceway 55 70
Richmond Raceway 40 45
Sonoma Raceway 40 45
Talladega Superspeedway 55 70
Texas Motor Speedway 45 55
Watkins Glen International 40 45