NASCAR’S ‘AIR TITAN’ FIGHTS BACK AT MOTHER NATURE

Watching a track get dried isn’t exactly what sells tickets. In 2013, NASCAR is doing something about that.

Meet “Air Titan” — the new track-drying system set to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to get back to racin’ after one of those annoying thunderstorms. The video above gives you a computer-generated idea of what the armada will look like. Finally, rain has a natural predator.

At least one driver is already impressed. Clint Bowyer sent out a tweet calling the new system, “Southern engineering at its finest!!!”

Will we have the “privilege” of watching Air Titan dominate at Daytona? For now, the forecast is nothing but sun and friendly clouds. If the live version of this thing is anything like the video above, that’s almost a disappointment.