Published on January 11th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith0
NASCAR Bans Tandem-Draft In N’Wide, Trucks
NASCAR has announced a rule change that makes it illegal to tandem-draft in 2014 in the Nationwide Series and the Camping World truck Series.
In the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR was able to make it more difficult to cool the engines, making it virtually impossible to tandem-draft without overheating the engine.
NASCAR will attempt to institute similar engine cooling rules to eliminate it from N’Wide and Trucks competition.
Under the changed rules, drivers and still bump-draft, but cannot push bumper-to-bumper beyond a tap.
Tandem-drafting was outlawed because of big accidents caused in restrictor-plate races last season.
At Talladega, Kyle Larson’s car crashed, and went airborne, hitting the catchfence. Thirty fans were injured by debris.
And, in the Trucks series, there was a big wreck at the end of the race at Talladega.