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Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, 3:44 p.m.

NASCAR’s Air Titan says “no” to Mother Nature


When a NASCAR race is delayed by rain spectators run the risk of slipping into boredom - nature’s curse for the idle.  Enter the new “Air-Titan” track drying system.  NASCAR believes it will reduce track drying times by up to 80% with a system of trucks heroically dubbed “Air Titans”.    

“In a short amount of time, our talented team at the NASCAR R&D Center imagined, designed and built the Air Titan, an innovative device that will dramatically improve the race-viewing experience for our fans,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France.  “With its far-reaching potential and impact, we believe the Air Titan is a big win for the motorsports industry, and eventually will enhance many surface cleaning and drying industries as well.” (1)

The Air-Titan system implements a simple three step process moving at 3-5mph to rapidly dry NASCAR tracks after a rain.


Blower trucks blast compressed air in highly pressurized sheets down to the track, driving water towards the apron.


Air vacuum trucks suck up the water blown into the apron.


Jet dryer trucks traveling at the rear of the pack blow-dry any moisture left on the track.

Watch video of the Air-Titans in action here.


(1)  NASCAR  

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