NASCAR To Limit Premier Series Drivers In Lower Series Races
NASCAR is putting its foot down. The organization is making the decision to limit premier series driver in lower series races.
Basically, there’s been a bit of a backlash in recent years as NASCAR has allowed longtime veterans to compete in lower-tier racing series intended to showcase talent on the rise. With this decision, Sprint Cup drivers with more than five years of full-time experience will only be able to race in 10 Xfinity Series events and seven Camping World Truck Series events per year. This also prohibits overqualified drivers from competing in the regular season finale as well as seven championship Chase races in these series. The restriction additionally extends to the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash event.
A decision like this is long overdue, as it places drivers in the appropriate series. It doesn’t make much sense to have experienced drivers competing with newcomers on the NASCAR scene, because it creates lopsided races with foregone conclusions. This ought to make for more exciting races, as drivers of commensurate experience will compete against one another. If you want to read the full statement from NASCAR, you can check it out on their official website. It’s a bit of a read, but if you’re a fan, it’s worth it. These aren’t the only new guidelines either. You can find out more about the new rules by checking out the video below:
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