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NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 14 2013

NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton laid out new procedures on Saturday. (File photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)


NASCAR has announced a set of officiating revisions to further reinforce its in-race rules and regulations following a week-long review of events that transpired during last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR officials met with drivers, owners and crew chiefs this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway to address these revisions that will take effect beginning with Sunday’s opening race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The revisions focus on assisting the competitors to understand what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in NASCAR’s sole determination when it comes to officiating teams’ racing during an event. NASCAR will issue a technical bulletin to the teams later this afternoon that outlines these revisions.

“Today’s technical bulletin addresses the subject of team(s) artificially altering the outcome of a race and the level of reaction that this will receive from NASCAR,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “We reinforced this issue to the teams in our meeting earlier today and conveyed what is considered unacceptable in our officiating of the event.”

Initial officiating revisions that were announced and will take effect Sunday are:

· Spotters only on spotters’ stand (one per team)

· Spotters’ stand limits: Two analog radios, scanners, Fan Views

· Video camera will be installed on spotters’ stand

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 14 2013
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  • NASCAR No Credibility says:

    The only way to fix this is to do away with multi car teams. As long as there are multi car teams this will go on and NASCAR will always turn a blind eye to the Hendrick’s and CHildress’ of NASCAR while hammering everyone else.

    Shame on NASCAR.