Nascars new pit crew rules will test speed, athleticism. What i learned from the nascar sprint cup series rule book. This information adapted from the nascar rule book. Feb 09, 2018 nascar believes that liftoff speed when the car is rotating or spinning will change from 201 mph in previous years to 233 mph. Daly lost sponsorship from lily diabetes for the 2018 xfinity race at road america. The nascar sprint cup series is where you can find nascars stars, including jeff gordon, jimmie johnson, and dale earnhardt, jr. The most notable aspect of the bulletin is the approval of the chevrolet built upgrade kit widely called the spec engine by the late model stock community over.
Oct 23, 2018 elliott will now head to the round of 8 in the 2018 nascar playoffs. Gallagher has agreed to participate in the road to recovery program. A subreddit for everything nascar related oh please, at least you guys dont have a guy whos woken, a guy whos obsessed with flipping ambulances, two men who say yep, a big dog, clueless commentary who plug their subscription service thats shit, the same matches over and over again, owners as the stars instead of talented wrestlers. Gene stefanyshyn, nascar s vice president of innovation and racing development, told nascar. On may 1, gallagher was found to have violated section 19 nascars substance abuse policy of the 2018 nascar rule book. The national association for stock car auto racing nascar makes and enforces numerous rules and regulations that transcend all racing series. Nascar today announced a multifaceted rules package for the 2019 monster energy nascar cup series season. Nascar issues technical bulletin outlining rule changes for 2018. The right side of the car, lacks the monster energy sticker. The full 2018 nascar rule book has not yet been revealed but is.
Oct 03, 2017 nascars rule book says it will judge such matters on a casebycase basis, but also states that a crew chief, tire carrier and tire changer responsible for a tire coming off face a mandatory. Gallagher, 28, agreed to participate in the road to recovery program, a requirement before he was eligible to be cleared to race. Nascar is ruining stock car racing, one rule change at a time nascar has implemented too many changes and gimmicky enhancements. The nascar whelen modified tour will return to martinsville speedway in may. Nascar sets technical regulations for 2018 monster energy. There is an established pit road speed limit for each race.
Nascar issued a technical bulletin today to nascar home tracks members which contained the nascar whelen allamerican series late model stock car rule changes. Nascar sets technical regulations for 2018 monster energy cup. Nascar tweaks rule book ahead of cocacola 600 the sanctioning body is scrapping its tire rule that mandates starting races on qualifying tires and cracking down on huge power tools on pit road. Oct 20, 2018 kelly has been on the nascar beat fulltime since 20, and joined racer as chief nascar writer in 2017. Driversteams racing a backup car will have to start races in the back, regardless of whether or not they qualified their backup car. They were the only nascar figures included on the list. Nascar approves lmsc spec engine in technical bulletin.
Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the xfinity series qualifying races on saturday, but there were hopes among nascar fans that the weather would clear in time for the pennzoil 400 qualifying laps. Rules package for 2018 set for monster energy series. Nascar is ruining stock car racing, one rule change at a time. Nascar unveiled the cup series rules package for 2018 and our analysts are on hand to break down all of the changes. Driversteams racing a backup car will have to start races in the back, regardless of whether or not they qualified their. The heavy rain continued, and now nascar has been forced to cancel another round of qualifiers. Nascar announces 2018 rules package for cup series. Nascar live race coverage, latest news, race results, standings, schedules, and driver stats for cup, xfinity, gander outdoors. Jim france, lesa france kennedy among sports most influential.
Nascar officials try to let teams know if they are breaking a rule as incidents happen, but officials on pit road are often handling multiple tasks, and buck said nascar is not like other sports where a timeout can be called. Nascar will give teams six minutes instead of five minutes to do repairs following a crash. Heres a look at current rear window rules should we expect a penalty for kevin harvick for the flexible rear. Nascar trivia crossword word search activity puzzle book. The most notable aspect of the bulletin is the approval of the chevrolet built upgrade kit widely called the spec engine by the late model stock community over the. Ive thumbed through friends copies of the book before, but never. Rule book carefully to assure your familiarity with the rules and regulations contained herein. Oct 02, 2018 nascar today announced a multifaceted rules package for the 2019 monster energy nascar cup series season. The rules package for speedweeks and the 61st annual daytona 500 on sunday, feb. Hendrick motorsports and pepsi have found a loophole in the rule book. For the first time since i started covering nascar in 2004, i recently received a copy of the nascar sprint cup series rule book. Mar 07, 2018 the rule will still be enforced regardless of how or why it was broken. Gms racing driver spencer gallaghers indefinite nascar suspension has been lifted, the sanctioning body announced wednesday afternoon, after gallagher successfully completed nascars road to recovery program. A corporate communications graduate from central penn college, crandall is a twotime george cunningham writer of the year recipient from the national.
The sport is nowboth figuratively as well as literallyrunning. Nascar issued a technical bulletin to nascar home track members on wednesday containing changes to the nascar whelen allamerican series late model stock car rule book. In the sports business journals annual ranking of the 50 most influential people in sports business, jim france and lesa france kennedy came in at no. Once nascar gives the ok usually once the leader begins lapping cars, a 6th crew member is permitted only to service the driverwindshield. Nascar released a first glimpse at the 2018 cup series rule book on thursday, and it includes a provision that will send all backup cars to the rear of the field. Jul 04, 2018 on may 1, gallagher was found to have violated section 19 nascars substance abuse policy of the 2018 nascar rule book. Save nascar cup rule book to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed. Nascar pit stops will have a different look in 2018 new, 1 comment new rules will see fewer crew members on pit road, slower stops and creative strategy. Jan 04, 2018 nascar issued a technical bulletin to nascar home track members on wednesday containing changes to the nascar whelen allamerican series late model stock car rule book.
Nascar official home race results, schedule, standings. For any additional late model stock car rules, please see the 2020 nascar whelen all american series rulebook or contact speedway personnel. Cup qualifying procedures jayskis nascar silly season site. The following provisions apply to all qualifying sessions. Further information may be obtained by contacting the indycar offices at 4551 west 16 th street, indianapolis, in 46222, telephone 317 492. Nascar pit stops will have a different look in 2018. The start time for sundays big machine vodka 400 at the brickyard, the regularseason finale in the monster energy nascar cup series, has been moved up one hour to 1 p. Dec 22, 2018 nascar will increase penalties for rearwindow violations. The true story of the year the king, jaws, earnhardt, and the rest of nascars feudin, fightin good ol boys put stock car racing on the map. But, chase elliott was missing one of the monster energy logos. In addition to determining the points system, nascar also develops the rules that govern how cars are built and races are run.
So far this season, penalties for such violations have fallen in the middle range of the nascar rule book s l1 guidelines. Nascar will increase penalties for rearwindow violations. After multiple years of significant reduction in the downforce on cars in the cup series, nascar has announced less drastic changes for its 2018 rules package for the series. Chip ganassi racing suspends kyle larson without pay. If the rules do not expressly permit a variation, then the member shall presume that such variation is not permitted. Pit crew members going over the wall are reduced to five from six. Enter your usernameemail and password below to login to the rule book and parts database. Spencer gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from nascar for violating the sanctioning bodys substance abuse policy. If a member is uncertain if an act andor part violates a rule, the burden is on the member to receive preapproval in writing from indycar. With persistent cold rains washing out qualifying for sundays sprint cup race at chicagoland speedway, kyle busch earns the pole per the nascar rule book. With the 2018 nascar rule changes, the gas man is now not allowed to make any adjustments to the car when refueling it. The season began at daytona international speedway with the advance auto parts clash, the canam duel qualifying races and the 60th running of the daytona 500. Follow us facebook twitter instagram nbc sports social directory.
Apr 05, 2012 since nascar doesnt make the rule books available to fans, i figured id go through the 172page book and share some of the more interesting nuggets i found with you. According to nascar officials, the rule change is one of the simplest ways to reduce the cost of racing in a way that is equal for all teams in each of the upperlevel divisions of stock car racing. Notable changes include the addition of the chevrolet built upgrade which has been known as the spec engine for the last season and the harrington enforcer engine. Nascar announces 2018 rules package for cup series nascar.
Nascar sprint cup series cars weigh 3,450 pounds, and their engines produce about 850 horsepower, meaning the cars can reach speeds above 180 mph at some tracks. Nascar racing may have been a freeforall in the early days, but today it is highly regulated, especially when it comes to the cars on the track. May 18, 2018 nascar tweaks rule book ahead of cocacola 600 the sanctioning body is scrapping its tire rule that mandates starting races on qualifying tires and cracking down on huge power tools on pit road. Here is what had to say about why harvick was issued this penalty. Capitalized terms used in the rules have the meanings set forth in rule 19, glossary. Backup cars to start at rear of field beginning in 2018. Oct 03, 2017 after multiple years of significant reduction in the downforce on cars in the cup series, nascar has announced less drastic changes for its 2018 rules package for the series. The 2018 monster energy nascar cup series was the 70th season of nascar professional stock car racing in the united states, and the 47th modernera cup series season. Elliott will now head to the round of 8 in the 2018 nascar playoffs.
Notable changes as nascar embarks on 2018 season top pit crews typically change four tires and refuel their cars in about 11 seconds. The complete 2018 rule book is expected to be released in october. Take a look at the rules for the upcoming 2018 monster energy nascar cup series season. After several seasons of reducing downforce and limiting horsepower, nascar s 2018 rules package wont take quite as big of a bite out of the aerodynamic platform currently employed by teams competing in the monster energy nascar cup series. Et, while the lilly diabetes 250 xfinity series race has. Spencer gallagher reinstated after completing road to. Pit crew numbers in nascars three national series will be reduced from six to five for 2018, a change primarily designed to improve parity. Since nascar cars do not have speedometers, the first pace lap of each race is run at pit road speed so drivers can get a tachometer reading for pit speed. Nascar tweaks rule book ahead of cocacola 600 the drive. Open teams start race on qualifying tiresteams transferring to the all star race can lease additional sets to total 4 sets for the all star race. Persistent rain has led to all track activity for brickyard 400 weekend at the indianapolis motor speedway being canceled for today.
Consistency is the watchword as nascar delivered to teams on tuesday the 2018 monster energy nascar cup series rules package there are changes from this season, but nothing dramatic after years. Nascar for dummies cheat sheet if youre a newcomer to nascar, learning some basics like the differences between the nascar series and what the flags signal during a race will have you talking like a race pro in no time. Monster energy nascar cup series qualifying procedure in may 2019, nascar announced a return to single car qualifying for all oval tracks. Jimmie johnson predicted speeds under the new rules will be 20 mph.
So far this season, penalties for such violations have fallen in the middle range of the nascar rule books l1 guidelines. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. Nine consecutive nights of some of the best shorttrack racing of the season. Nov 22, 2017 pit crew numbers in nascars three national series will be reduced from six to five for 2018, a change primarily designed to improve parity in the sport, nascar executive vice president steve o. Nascar issues a different rule book for each racing series. If a team has more than five crew members working on a car following a crash, the penalty will now be a twolap hold instead of parking the car for the remainder. Nascar has cut the number of overthewall crew members from six to five. Nascar approved tire manufacturer 1 set required allowed allowed allowed other team transfer from all series allowed allowed allowed 2all star event notes. Get the best deals on nascar publications when you shop the largest online selection at. Meanwhile, on the left side of the car the monster energy logos remain.1175 67 331 736 1140 527 461 612 310 643 97 784 970 660 1340 670 1275 1591 957 679 723 645 1473 847 832 360 297 1266 691 1156