NASCAR rolls back rules requiring cars to start races on qualifying tires


NASCAR has revised its tire guidelines in an effort to hold any crew that fails to make a qualifying lap from having a bonus.

The sanctioning physique issued a guidelines bulletin Wednesday, eliminating the mandate that NASCAR Cup groups should begin a race on the tires they utilized in qualifying. The rule was supposed to be a cost-saving measure.

Groups that did not get via pre-qualifying inspection ended up on contemporary tires for the beginning of a race; relying on the observe, having contemporary tires generally is a vital benefit and nearly negate any drawback of beginning on the rear of the sphere.

If a crew fails to make a qualifying lap below the brand new guidelines, it should carry over a scuffed set of tires from follow to its tire allotment for the race.

NASCAR additionally introduced a rule that may get rid of a giant, round handsaw that Furnishings Row Racing used to repair its automotive throughout a current race. NASCAR created a rule stating that groups should get sequence director approval to make use of something however conventional battery-powered gear — reminiscent of reciprocating saws, rivet weapons, screw weapons and drills — to restore a automotive on pit highway throughout a race.

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