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NASCAR Announces Rule Changes Prior to Chase

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On Wednesday, NASCAR made the announcement that rule changes will come for all three top series, as they head into their prospective Chases for the Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series. The changes come as part of a revision to the handling of lug nut and laser inspection penalties.

The rule changes will allow officials to make the decision to remove automatic advancement into the next round of the Chase or any tiebreaker scenarios. These options are only available for lug nut penalties or Laser Inspection failures during post race technical inspections.

In a media conference call on Wednesday, NASCAR’s Scott Miller responded to the changes according to USA Today.

“We wanted to ensure that everything was in check with the L.I.S. [laser inspection station] and the lug nuts,” Miller said. “We wanted to make sure the door wasn’t open for teams to take advantage of the rules in place.”

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase begins this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, with the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series’ Chases beginning in two weeks’ time.

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DoninAjax

What will the rules be tomorrow?

DoninAjax

I just read that Alex Zanardi has won a gold medal in cycling at the Paralympic Games in Rio 15 years to the day of his accident.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KysP71KKzIc

Not for the squeamish.

Biff Baynehouse

To summarize: “feel free to cheat …just don’t cheat a lot!” Thank you for keeping discretional integrity “unencumbered”! Any news on de-legitimizing intentionally pile-driving competitors into walls, or should we expect that to remain unencumbered as well? Unencumbered – aka: promoted!

Tom B

Good point. Intentional wrecks should be punished. NASCAR says they are concerned about safety, every intentional wreck has the potential to kill the victim and innocent victims on the track or in the stands. We all know what an intentional wreck is when we see it.
Also I believe the cars that perform the burn the tire down to the rim celebration would not pass the laser inspection and it’s an opportunity to install tightly all 5 lug nuts when replacing the blown tire.

DoninAjax

Don’t you think the lug nuts would be inspected before the wheel was changed?

Tom B

Maybe, maybe not. It depends on where and when the tires get changed.

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