Cup NASCAR Vice President for Competition Robin Pemberton attends the press conference where penalties were announced against Michael Waltrip Racing following the sanctioning body’s review of Saturday’s race at Richmond International Raceway at NASCAR Research & Development Center on September 9, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.

Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith

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NASCAR Announces Tweaks To Qualifying Format

NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pembeton announced tweaks to NASCAR’s qualifying format. Road course tracks will follow the same format as the short tracks, with two rounds of qualifying instead of three as originally intended.

Pemberton said:

Through feedback, they felt like the second or last round needed to be a little bit longer to get multiple laps in on the track, so this should optimize their track time.

NASCAR will also allow teams to make adjustments to cars during and between qualifying rounds starting at Phoenix. One crew member will be allowed over the wall to adjust tape, tire pressures, and wedge during the qualifying round. Between rounds, three crew members will be able to make those adjustments. The only exceptions to these rules are during Daytona and Talladega where no adjustments can be made.

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