"NASCAR also announced that group qualifying will be utilized for the first time for the Daytona 500.
No Daytona testing and Group Qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Let's all say it in unison: "WRECK WAITING TO HAPPEN."
"Gee, still no push to pass button?
Interesting to see all team initiated testing banned. No more trips to Greenville-Pickens or V.I.R.
No Daytona testing before 500 surprises me.
Does automated pit road officiating mean no official with a stop &…"
What are everyone's thoughts?Fact Sheet2015 Rules Package Nearly 60 different enhancements / updates have been made to the NASCAR national series rules packages for 2015 in the following areas:New Rules, with one or more of the following goals in mind: enriched competition, improved safety, reduced cost, enhanced product relevance and environmental (green) improvements.Enhanced Enforcement of Existing RulesNew Officiating ProcessesNewly Approved PartsUpdated Business Processes The following are among the significant updates to the competition package.TestingThere will be a NASCAR-mandated ban on all team-initiated private testing in 2015Teams will be invited to participate in NASCAR / Goodyear testsNASCAR will not conduct a test at Daytona International Speedway prior to the Daytona 500 Rules2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Package includesReduction of horsepower to 725 via tapered spacerRoller valve lifters to replace flat valve lifterLower rear differential gear ratios targeting…See More
I suppose when U.S. open wheel racing was divided between IRL & CART you could say that CART car owners could indirectly levy fines and suspensions to drivers because of the makeup of that series.Can you imagine if NASCAR drivers were allowed to levy fines and/or suspensions against other drivers? Would Dale Earnhardt, Sr. ever have driven enough races to win even one Championship? How about Kurt Busch? Would the other NASCAR drivers have sat Rowdy down or Smoke?Back in 1958, Jimmy Carver, promoter of the Fredericksburg Speedway in Virginia let the drivers and owners vote on how or whether to penalize driver Al Grinnan after an on track incident. The clip below is from the July 9, 1958 Fredericksburg Free Lance Star:Al Grinnan, who I knew as a friendly, laughing, mild mannered sort in his later years had a little more…See More
"Not positive but Weaverville is a good guess. Buck's wins came at Hillsborough, Weaverville, Martinsville, Oxford, ME, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Watkins Glen, Columbia, Shelby and Greensboro. Deduction says this isn't…"
Ned Jarrett started from the pole for the April 14, 1963 South Boston 400 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia. Jarrett placed third driving the Burton & Robinson #11 Ford behind winner and outside pole sitter Richard Petty.Racing One/ISC/Getty…