Choose Rule Added to Majority of Races;Performance Metrics Set Starting Lineup, Busch Pole Award& Cometic Gaskets Pole Award
NASCAR: Two procedure changes for all three national series given before playoff races, starting at Michigan International Speedway this week.
NASCAR is incorporating the ‘choose rule’ into the restart procedure for all national series races except those held on road courses and superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega). The rule made its NASCAR national series debut during the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway last month. As drivers approach a designated spot on the track, they must commit to the inside or outside lane for the restart. The rule will add strategy and is especially important on those tracks that have a distinctly dominant lane on restarts; the drivers will have their choice of track position or the preferred lane as the race returns to green flag conditions.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Clint Bowyer was on the doorstep of securing his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole position since 2007, but teammate Aric Almirola and fellow Ford driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had the last say.
Kurt Busch, the driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, poses with the pole award after qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, 2018, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Josh Hedges/Getty Images
TALLADEGA, Ala. – All four Stewart-Haas Racing cars were amply endowed with speed for Saturday’s knockout qualifying session at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kevin Harvick, the driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s New 9-Grain Wheat Sub Ford, poses with the Busch Pole Award after qualifying on the pole position for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 21, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
RICHMOND, Va. – Kevin Harvick vaulted to the forefront in the final round of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying at Richmond Raceway, securing the pole position for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) by 0.006 seconds over Denny Hamlin. Continue reading →
Daniel Suarez, the driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, signs autographs for fans prior to qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2018, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images
LONG POND, Pa. – Thanks to a double disqualification of two of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ so-called ‘Big Three,’ Daniel Suarez earned the first Busch Pole Award of his career. Continue reading →