Friday, January 17, 2014

NASCAR Qualifying Changes Coming

The Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series each will change its qualifying format this season, doing away with single-car runs, NASCAR confirmed Friday.

Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition,
Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition, announced the change but would not reveal details. He said that format changes will be announced later this month - among several moves NASCAR is expected to announce throughout January.

Pemberton said that the changes in both series qualifying formats would include the season-opening races at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR won’t say if the format will change to qualifying races, group qualifying, the knock-out qualifying system used in Formula 1 or some other format instead of running one car at a time on the track.

Nationwide and Camping World qualifying will each be held Feb. 21 at Daytona.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series also is expected to have changes made to its qualifying procedure this season.

Pemberton said the Daytona 500 qualifying format for the Cup series will remain the same with single-car runs on Feb. 16 on the Budweiser Duel at Daytona on Feb. 20. 

NASCAR Race Mom wonders if this will affect
the K&N Pro Series Qualifying?

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