By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

On Thursday, NASCAR released new rules for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series seasons. While there were a ton of new rules announced — I will get to some of those in a few — nothing is bigger than the incentive NASCAR just gave car owners to keep Cup Series drivers out of their Xfinity and Truck Series rides.

Starting in 2019, wins by Cup Series drivers in either of the other two NASCAR National Series will not count toward playoff points, or berths for the teams in which they compete.

This means if any owner wants to be able to run for the owner’s championship, they must stick with series regular drivers. Cup drivers had already been eliminated from driving for lower tier series championships while running for the Cup Series title in recent years. Then NASCAR took their rules to the next step by limiting the races in which Cup Series drivers could participate in the NXS and NGOTS.
Continue reading “NASCAR May Have Just Unofficially Eliminated Cup Drivers in Lower Series”

Fact Sheet
2015 Rules Package

Nearly 60 different enhancements / updates have been made to the NASCAR national series rules packages for 2015 in the following areas:
New Rules, with one or more of the following goals in mind: enriched competition, improved safety, reduced cost, enhanced product relevance and environmental (green) improvements.
Enhanced Enforcement of Existing Rules
New Officiating Processes
Newly Approved Parts
Updated Business Processes Continue reading “2015 NASCAR Complete Rules Package Fact Sheet”

NASCAR Delivers 2015 Competition Package to Teams
Rules Finalized Following Intensive Research & Development by the Industry

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 23, 2014) – Following more than a year of extensive collaboration with stakeholders throughout the industry, and with a keen eye towards the future, NASCAR has finalized and delivered to teams the 2015 racing package for all three national series. Continue reading “2015 NASCAR Rules: No Testing, Rain Tires, Slower Cars”

Road To Daytona Day 1 Autoweek Robin PembertonEnhancements To NASCAR Penalty Structure, Appeals Process Announced
Deterrence, Appeal Changes Aimed Toward Better Effectiveness, More Transparency

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2014) – As part of its wide-ranging initiatives to transform its competition model, NASCAR today announced enhancements to its penalty structure and appeals process beginning this season. In addition to these changes, NASCAR also announced the appointment of a Final Appeals Officer for the sport. Continue reading “NASCAR Clarifies Deterrence, Penalties and Appeals Process”