NASCAR Nationwide Cars Put Rain Gear On

Craig FrancisCorrespondent IAugust 2, 2008

History is being made today! NASCAR's Nationwide cars have just put on rain tires, windshield wipers, and other essential gear in the Napa Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.

Lights are also expected to be placed on the cars. This will be first time in NASCAR's history that rain tires and gear are being put on the cars during a race.

NASCAR put the red flag out, then brought all the cars at once down to pit road. They were to put their rain tires and windshield wipers on, as well as anything else they needed. They held the teams in pit road till everyone finished everything they needed to do.

Marcos Ambrose switched his helmet out during the red flag for a rain-ready helmet. The car and pit road equipment is being tested for the first time in rain during race conditions.

The road race ringers will be the ones to watch, as they have more experience in racing in the rain.

This promises to be a fun race for all fans. NASCAR should be applauded for trying to continue the race, no matter the circumstances. It's a step in the right direction, and maybe towards the future of NASCAR.