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Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

A further reduction of downforce and the implementation of additional safety developments highlight the 2017 NASCAR premier series rules package announced by sanctioning body officials. Aerodynamic adjustments similar to those in place for races at Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway in 2016 form the framework for the 2017 performance platform. However, slight modifications to the overall base package have been made. According to officials, the 2017 race package will include: ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

A further reduction of downforce and the implementation of additional safety developments highlight the 2017 NASCAR premier series rules package announced by sanctioning body officials. Aerodynamic adjustments similar to those in place for races at Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway in 2016 form the fram... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Martinsville Speedway track president Clay Campbell remembers the tipping point well. Watching from outside Turn 4 as Jeff Gordon led the final laps of last November's rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series playoff race practically by candlelight, Campbell knew big changes were needed. ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Martinsville Speedway track president Clay Campbell remembers the tipping point well. Watching from outside Turn 4 as Jeff Gordon led the final laps of last November's rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series playoff race practically by candlelight, Campbell knew big changes were needed. ... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

One play, one stop.  A kick and punt return -- or five lugnuts and four tires. Football, air gun. The differences between NASCAR pit stops and the game of football are striking -- but according to former Virginia Tech place holder and current No. 11 gas man/engineer Caleb Hurd, the mentality is the same. ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

One play, one stop.  A kick and punt return -- or five lugnuts and four tires. Football, air gun. The differences between NASCAR pit stops and the game of football are striking -- but according to former Virginia Tech place holder and current No. 11 gas man/engineer Caleb Hurd, the mentality is the same. ... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

When Harold Brasington purchased 70 acres of land from farm owner Sherman Ramsey for the site of NASCAR's first superspeedway, there was one condition -- Ramsey requested that the minnow pond on his property not be disturbed. ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

When Harold Brasington purchased 70 acres of land from farm owner Sherman Ramsey for the site of NASCAR's first superspeedway, there was one condition -- Ramsey requested that the minnow pond on his property not be disturbed. ... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When Jamie McMurray pulled onto pit road for the first time in last Saturday's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway, he knew immediately the preferences he had selected for the new digital dashboard in his No. 1 Chevrolet simply weren't going to work.   There was nothing wrong with the dash itself. The problem lay in the options McMurray had picked and the way he had configured the series of lights designed to warn him about his pit road speed. ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When Jamie McMurray pulled onto pit road for the first time in last Saturday's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway, he knew immediately the preferences he had selected for the new digital dashboard in his No. 1 Chevrolet simply weren't going to work.   There was no... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Lesa France Kennedy and her uncle Jim France clutched a giant pair of scissors and officially cut the ribbon inside the new-look, re-imagined Daytona International Speedway last month, flashing wide smiles and knowing eyes. When these same International Speedway Corporation executives first broke ground on the $400 million Daytona Rising project more than two years ago, Kennedy promised, "We are truly creating history with this unprecedented endeavor." ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Lesa France Kennedy and her uncle Jim France clutched a giant pair of scissors and officially cut the ribbon inside the new-look, re-imagined Daytona International Speedway last month, flashing wide smiles and knowing eyes. When these same International Speedway Corporation executives first... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

Here is a breakdown of the procedural changes, as provided by NASCAR: ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

Here is a breakdown of the procedural changes, as provided by NASCAR: ... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France joined with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owners to announce a landmark long-term agreement on an owner Charter system.   The agreement provides teams with an increased business certainty and the ability to work more closely with NASCAR to continue to produce best-in-class racing.   Below are fast facts about the comprehensive agreement. ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France joined with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owners to announce a landmark long-term agreement on an owner Charter system.   The agreement provides teams with an increased business certainty and the ability to work more closely with NASCAR to continue to produce best-in-class ra... Read More

Road course group qualifying explained

June 20, 2013, Staff report , NASCAR.COM

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Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

Keep this handy guide by your side when watching your next NASCAR race and you'll be on top of the game and might even impress your friends: ... Read More

Sprint Cup to have several cars on track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying

Keep this handy guide by your side when watching your next NASCAR race and you'll be on top of the game and might even impress your friends: ... Read More

2013 competition changes

January 03, 2013, , NASCAR.COM

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NASCAR announced a number of competition changes for the 2013 season, highlighted by a new qualifying format in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that places a greater emphasis on speed. A breakdown of next season’s slate of competition updates:

This story was originally published on Sept. 23, 2014 but was updated on Jan. 5, 2015. A reduction in horsepower, a shorter rear spoiler and an optional driver adjustable track bar were among the nearly five dozen changes that encompass the 2015 rules package for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. After nearly a year of testing and collaboration to arrive at the package, NASCAR officials informed teams of the 2015 changes. In addition to the changes in "hard parts," NASCAR has banned all private testing by teams for next season. Organizations will be allowed to participate in NASCAR/Goodyear tests only. Teams currently are allowed to test at non-sanctioned facilities as often as they choose, and have a minimum number of tests allowed at tracks that host Sprint Cup Series races. There also will not be a preseason test at Daytona International Speedway leading into the season-opening Daytona 500. Teams were expected to be at the 2.5-mi... Read More

NASCAR announced a number of competition changes for the 2013 season, highlighted by a new qualifying format in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that places a greater emphasis on speed. A breakdown of next season’s slate of competition updates:

This story was originally published on Sept. 23, 2014 but was updated on Jan. 5, 2015. A reduction in horsepower, a shorter rear spoiler and an optional drive... Read More