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Pontiac gets spoiler, air dam increase for Michigan, Ford loses some spoiler for Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2002)

Officials for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) have announced a half-inch increase to the front air dam and quarter-inch rear spoiler increase for the Pontiac Grand Prix beginning with this weekend¿s Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at Michigan Speedway.

The leading edge of the air dam for the Pontiacs now must not extend more than one (1) inch forward of the bumper. Measurements for the rear spoiler will now read at 7 1/8 inches high by 57 inches wide (prior to this, the rear spoiler measured at 6 7/8 inches high by 57 inches wide). This dimension will not be used at Daytona or Talladega.

Officials also reduced the spoiler size on the Ford Taurus from 6 inches to 5 7/8 inches for next month¿s Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

During the Daytona 500 in February, the Ford¿s rear spoiler was 5 3/4 inches tall and in April at Talladega, Ford¿s measurements were 6 inches tall. The Chevrolet and Dodge teams rear spoiler will remain at 6 1/4 inches tall, while the Pontiac teams will measure at 6 1/2 inches tall by 57 inches wide.

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