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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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