Dillon truck fails post race at Chicagoland UPDATE 2: The #20 NTS Motorsports Chevy driven by Austin Dillon at Chicagoland Speedway "was found too low in the front," in post race inspection according to NASCAR's Truck Series Twitter page. Dillon led 28 laps and finished third on Saturday night.(9-14-2014)
UPDATE: The #20 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway. The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates sections:
- 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
- 20B-12.8: Truck failed to meet post-race body height/ground clearance requirements of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.
Since crew chief Chris Rice was currently under probation through the end of the year from a P3 level penalty that occurred during a NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, the applicable Recurrence Multiplier as outlined in the rule book can be used when assessing the severity of this penalty. As a result Rice has been fined $7,500 and suspended from NASCAR through Sept. 24. His NASCAR probation remains intact through Dec. 31.Bob Newberry, owner of the #20 truck, has been penalized with the loss of 10 series championship owner points.(NASCAR)(9-17-2014)
UPDATE 2: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered the appeal of the #20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. The hearing concerned penalty notices issued by NASCAR on Sept. 17 to team owner Bob Newberry and crew chief Chris Rice for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway.
The infraction was a P2 level penalty with reference to the following sections in the 2014 rule book:
- 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
- 20B-12.8: Truck failed to meet post-race body height/ground clearance requirements
After hearing and reviewing the evidence presented and after deliberations, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel finds that the team did violate the rule(s) set forth in the penalty notice and upholds the original penalties levied by NASCAR, which was a $7,500 fine, suspension (from NASCAR for the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event), and probation for Rice. It also included the loss of 10 series championship owner points for Newberry. The hearing consisted of the following Appeals Panel Members: Bill Lester, Dale Pinilis, and Jay Signore. The team has the right under Section 15 of the rule book to appeal this decision to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer.(NASCAR)(10-1-2014)
Australian-owned team announces plans UPDATE: NASCAR is coming to Salisbury (North Carolina), according to the head of an Australian based team that hopes to field a truck in the Camping World Truck Series, and a car in the Nationwide Series. Roo Motorsports is expected to announce that it will set up its racing headquarter in the Speedway Industrial Park just off I-85. The park is now home to a quarter midget race track and other businesses. Robert Van Geons, head of RowanWORKS, the economic development platform for Salisbury and Rowan County told WBTV about the announcement. Roo Racing will be the first Australian owned race team to compete in a NASCAR touring series, according to Van Geons. Scott Saunders is slated to be the driver for the team. Scott is a relatively unknown Australian Motorsports star due to most of his racing career being outside of Australia, according to his web site. Since 1996 at the age of 9, Scott has been racing and has won National and World titles in Karting. Scott holds a US Karting record as one of only a hand full of drivers to win 4 USA IKF Grand National Championships.(WBTV).(9-29-2014)
UPDATE: Roo Motorsports is officially setting up shop in Salisbury at the Speedway Business Park just off I-85. The announcement was made Monday night. In addition, the team announced the Naming Rights sponsor for the 2015 Camping World Truck Series of NASCAR. Sax Suspension is an Australian suspension manufacturer specializing in the development and production of advance suspension components for on road and off road vehicles. Their products have been available in limited supply in the USA, and this partnering arrangement coincides with a hard launch into the US marketplace.Roo Motorsports is the first wholly owned Australian NASCAR team to enter the competition. Founded by team owner, Noel Saunders, Roo Motorsports will compete in the Camping World Truck Series for 2015 and beyond.(WBTV).(9-30-2014)
Level 1 to debut in Martinsville with Lafferty: Level 1 Motorsports is pleased to announce that Chris Lafferty will be driving our entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 25, 2014. In addition, Lafferty Engines will be providing the power. James Martin, co-owner of Level 1 Motorsports and Chris Lafferty have a long relationship together. Martin was a long-time employee of Lafferty Motorsports before moving on to other opportunities in the industry while Lafferty continued to grow his business. Now with Martin debuting with his own team it has come full circle with Lafferty behind the wheel. Sponsors and other details to be announced soon.(Level 1 Motorsports)(9-27-2014)
UCO Equipment joins MAKE for remainder of the season: MAKE Motorsports announces the addition of a new associate sponsor. UCO Equipment, Inc. provides "specialty equipment and services" to the power, water, oil & gas energy sectors. They will be joining in the MAKE Motorsports Drivin for Linemen campaign for the rest of the 2014 season. Jim Usery of UCO Equipment, says " This is the right fit for our company in NASCAR. This partnership allows us to show our support for the line industry that is a huge part of our customer base. We love the idea of being able to support those who support us!" UCO Equipment will be on the truck for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck season.(MAKE Motorsports)(9-27-2014)
Mittler Brothers team excited about first full season: When MB Motorsports driver Justin Jennings gets behind the wheel of the #63 Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool / LG SEEDS Chevy Silverado, not only will he be making his Las Vegas Motor Speedway debut in the Rhino Linings 350, it will be the furthest west the young driver has traveled. "This is a big deal for me," grins Jennings. "First time to race at LVMS, first time to travel beyond Kansas Speedway." Team owner Mike Mittler adds, "This is has been a big year for all of us on our little team. We've been in this series since year one, 1995, and this will be the first time MB Motorsports will run the entire season. I'm very proud of all our people and the effort they have made to accomplish this."(MB Motorsports)(9-26-2014)
Hornaday returns in Vegas: Ron Hornaday returns to LVMS, with seventeen combined race starts over NASCAR's top three series including 13 NCWTS, 3 NNS and 1 NSCS. The Palmdale, California native's stats on the 1.5-mile asphalt oval, located just outside of the Las Vegas city limits, are impressive. Ron has 1 win in the NCWTS, 6 top-5's, and 12 top-10's, along with 2 (type) pole awards. "I want to say thanks to Bob Newberry and Rheem for working together to give me this great opportunity to get back behind the wheel of a NCWTS Silverado," Hornaday said. "I'm looking forward to racing in Las Vegas, as we have a lot of family and friends on the west coast that will be there. I know Ryan (McKinney) and the team have prepared an awesome truck for me to race and I'd like nothing more than to get Rheem and NTS into victory lane this weekend."(NTS Motorsports)(See an image of the truck on the #9 Team Paint Schemes page).(9-24-2014)
KBM team continuing awareness push in Las Vegas: For the second straight weekend, the Project Pink: Protect Your Pair logo will adorn the bed top and tailgate of Erik Jones' #51 Tundra. Project Pink is the Kyle Busch Foundation's second-year initiative that will raise money and awareness for the Pretty in Pink Foundation - a Raleigh, N.C. based foundation whose mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients who are in active treatment, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more about the Project Pink initiative, which last year successfully paid the bills for 48 breast cancer patients undergoing treatment in North Carolina, fans can visit KyleBuschFoundation.org.(Kyle Busch Motorsports)(9-23-2014)
Custer makes history: Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated early and pulled away late off the final restart Saturday to win at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. He set a track record of 131.897 mph to win the pole and led 148 of the 175 laps for his fifth top-10 of the season. Last November in Phoenix, Erik Jones was the youngest winner in Truck Series history, winning at 17 years, 4 months. His stint in the record book was short-lived. Already in NASCAR competition, Custer has set records as the youngest winner in Pro Series history by scoring his first win at Iowa on Aug. 2, 2013, at 15 years, 6 months, 10 days. He followed that up this season by becoming the youngest pole winner in national touring series history at 16 years, 4 months, 22 days at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Custer is the son of the son of Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Joe Custer and was raised around the racetrack. He started racing when he was 5 and quickly rose through the ranks all the way to the Truck Series.(Associated Press)(9-20-2014)
Billy Boat Motorsports to run trucks, Mingus to drive UPDATE 2: Billy Boat Motorsports announced on its Twitter page that the team would run the remainder of the Camping World Truck Series schedule beginning in Las Vegas with driver Mason Mingus. Mingus will pilot the #15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevy Silverado. Mingus, a rookie in 2014, enters New Hampshire 11th in the driver point standings with his current WinTron Racing team. (See an image of the truck on the #15 Team Paint Schemes page).(9-18-2014)
UPDATE: Billy Boat Motorsports today announced it will field a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry with 19-year-old driver Mason Mingus beginning next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Brentwood, Tennessee native will complete the remaining six-race schedule in the #15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevy Silverado with BBM, a team that currently runs part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with rookie Chad Boat. "My goal has always been to run multiple cars or trucks and multiple drivers out of our shop," said team owner Billy Boat. "We have been building the foundation of our team, hiring talented people and building quality race cars and trucks. Having raced against Mason last year in the ARCA Racing Series, I was very familiar with his talent and determination. I hope to use these six races as a springboard into 2015, with Billy Boat Motorsports running full time entries in the NCWTS."(Billy Boat Motorsports)(9-18-2014)
UPDATE 2: The following is a statement from Win-Tron Racing owners Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse on Thursday's announcement that Mason Mingus will part ways with the team, following Saturday's UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "We want to thank Mason (Mingus) for his efforts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Win-Tron Racing. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope Mason continues to obtain his goals in his professional racing career. Win-Tron Racing has been very diligent in our inaugural year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we feel very positive of the progression made throughout the season. "Win-Tron Racing is and will remain committed to fielding a competitive and professional team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and we will continue to do so moving forward. We are devoted on fielding a truck for the remainder of the 2014 schedule."(WinTron Racing)(9-20-2014)
Bank may take possession of Rockingham Speedway: A Richmond County Superior Court judge will hear a motion next week which, if granted, will allow The Finley Group - a managing agent for Farmers and Merchants Bank - to "take immediate and exclusive custody" of Rockingham Speedway. The Salisbury, N.C.-based bank is also seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the track's current co-owners Andy Hillenburg and Bill Silas from accessing the property located on U.S. 1 in Richmond County. The bank claims Rockingham Racing Park LLC, co-owned by Hillenburg and Silas, owes more then $4.5 million as of Aug. 8. The motion is set to be heard at 2:00pm Sept. 25.(Charlotte Observer)(9-19-2014)
Mountain Ridge Little League All-Stars to serve as grand marshals in Vegas: The Mountain Ridge Little League All-Stars captured the hearts of Southern Nevadans last month during their historic appearance in the Little League World Series. Now they will hold the attention of the starting field for the Rhino Linings 350 NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series race on Sept. 27 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The players from the first team from Nevada to advance to the Little League World Series will give the command for the drivers to start their engines when they serve as grand marshals for the Rhino Linings 350. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is making tickets to the Rhino Linings 350 available to all 24 Little Leagues throughout the Valley as to way to help honor Little League Baseball. Little Leaguers and their parents who are interested in attending the race are encouraged to contact their league representative.(LVMS)(9-17-2014)
Tim Viens to drive two races for Harmon: Mike Harmon Racing is pleased to announce that we have signed Tim Viens from Daytona Beach, Florida for a two-race deal in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Viens will make his truck debut in the #74 on November 7th at Phoenix International Raceway, and on November 14th at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Viens has had 9 starts this year in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Sponsorship for the #74 will come from Viens own company, racedaysponsor.com. (Mike Harmon Racing)(9-17-2014)
Wallace to run number 34 in honor of Scott at Martinsville: NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway announced today they will honor 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, with a series of tributes during the Martinsville race weekend from Oct. 24-26. Kyle Busch Motorsports will change the number of Darrell Wallace Jr.'s truck from 54 to 34 in honor of Scott. A NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, Wallace became the first African-American to win a NASCAR national series race since Scott's historic 1963 triumph when he captured the checkered flag in last season's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville.(NASCAR)(See an image of the truck on the #54 Team Paint Schemes page).(9-16-2014)
Rheem announces revamped sponsorship plans UPDATE 2: Rheem announced today that the company will participate as a primary sponsor in two of the remaining 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Rheem will fulfill contractual commitments previously made with Chicagoland Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway where Rheem had reserved hospitality, catering and large ticket blocks for Rheem customer groups. Richard Childress Racing (RCR), a longtime partner of Rheem, agreed to assist Rheem by providing competitive equipment sourced from NTS Motorsports, an experienced crew chief, Chris Rice, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon to Rheem for these events, even though RCR does not currently participate in the Camping World Truck Series. Dillon will drive the #20 truck painted in the classic red and black Rheem design."We found ourselves in a unique situation and our friends at RCR stepped in to help. We are now able keep our commitments to both tracks as well as to the many Rheem contractors who were invited to be our guests and had been planning for months to attend these exciting races. We are grateful to Richard Childress for his unwavering support and to Bob Newberry for NTS's valuable assistance," said Ed Raniszeski, managing director, Rheem Motorsports. These quick actions were in response to the sudden shuttering two weeks ago of the #30 Turner Scott Motorsports #30 truck team sponsored by Rheem. As a result, Rheem was left scrambling for a solution and four-time champion driver, Ron Hornaday was left without
a ride. Hornaday remains in limbo, but Rheem continues to look for avenues to allow Hornaday to return to truck competition before the 2014 season concludes.(Rheem)(9-11-2014)
UPDATE: Rheem announced today the sponsorship of Ron Hornaday for two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2014. Rheem will be the primary sponsor for the four-time NASCAR champion for the Sept. 27 race in Las Vegas and Oct. 31 race in Texas. Rheem has been working to find the best available truck equipment, crew and technical expertise in an effort to return Hornaday to the truck series before the end of the 2014 season. Rheem had sponsored Hornaday prior to the recent shutdown of the #30 Turner Scott Motorsports team. Hornaday's return has been made possible through a cooperative effort between Rheem and NTS Motorsports, who will supply Chevy Silverado trucks and crew for the races, along with technical support provided by Richard Childress Racing. "Rheem is pleased to play a part in bringing Ron Hornaday back to where he belongs -- that is, racing trucks to win and bringing excitement and enjoyment to Camping World Truck Series fans. None of this would have been possible without the solid support of NTS Motorsports and RCR. We all welcome Ron back and can't wait to see him back in the saddle," said Ed Raniszeski, managing director, Rheem Motorsports.(Rheem)(9-13-2014)
UPDATE 2: NTS Motorsports welcomes Ron Hornaday, Jr. back, after it was announced this past weekend that Rheem Manufacturing Company will sponsor the four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion in two races with the team. The #9 Chevy Silverado will carry the classic red and black Rheem paint scheme for the September 27th race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and at Texas Motor Speedway on October 31st. Hornaday's return has been made possible through a cooperative effort between Rheem and NTS Motorsports, who will supply the Chevy Silverado trucks and crew for the races, along with technical support provided by Richard Childress Racing.(NTS Motorsports)(9-16-2014)
Jewel-Osco to sponsor Nemechek: SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced that its #8 Toyota Tundra driven by Joe Nemechek will be sponsored by Jewel-Osco for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 12, 2014. The partnership, which will officially kick off in the 2015 NCWTS season, will allow Jewel-Osco the opportunity to showcase certain vendors on the #8 race truck while providing a base for motorsports related promotions for their customers. Nemechek has been active in NASCAR for nearly 25 years and has compiled 20 wins on the NASCAR circuit. Today, father Joe and son, John Hunter, represent the team on the track racing in all three of NASCAR's national series and are sharing the driving duties in the #8 Tundra this season.(NEMCO)(9-9-2014)
Hornaday optimistic of return UPDATE: Speaking from his home on Friday, Ron Hornaday confirmed he doesn't plan to race Sunday but said he could return to the #30 Chevy as soon as the next series race at Chicagoland Speedway in two weeks. Also, contrary to earlier reports, Hornaday said team members who were told Wednesday they had been let go by TSM were called back to the shop and are actively preparing trucks to go race. Hornaday, who joined Turner Scott ahead of the 2014 season and is fourth in the standings, just 27 points out of the lead, admitted he was surprised when he received calls Wednesday from a NASCAR reporter and his son saying that his #30 team had been shut down. "I called Mr. Turner (TSM co-owner Steve Turner) and he said he couldn't talk about it, and that's all I got out of the whole situation other than what's written and what's said on the Internet," Hornaday told FOXSports.com on Friday. "So I don't know."Hornaday's understanding upon joining the organization was that he was never guaranteed the full season in the #30, and that his deal was on a race-by-race basis. "All I know is Rheem was helping support that program," said Hornaday, 56. "They started with four races, they had picked it up to six races, and then they picked it up to 10 races and then they were filling in whatever Mr. Turner didn't have a sponsor for. Wherever it lies, I know they've been big supporters of my racing career. It started up there at Kevin Harvick's (Kevin Harvick Inc.) and then they supported us down here. And I know Chevrolet's been supporting it. So whatever happened between those two, hopefully they work it out and we're racing the next race." Hornaday says he has yet to seriously explore potential options with other teams, except for reaching out to his 2013 team owner, Bob Newberry, from whom he is still paid. "I called Mr. Newberry and spoke to him a little bit and that's about all I've done," Hornaday said. "There's not too many Chevrolet trucks out there, and my whole racing career I've been in Chevrolets, and with the support they give me and what they've done in my career, I'd be foolish to go to another manufacturer, but you never know. I'm optimistic but in all the years of me racing I've never had to chase money and never had to go through things like this. I've been fortunate enough to race for Dale Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick and everybody that gave me awesome trucks." But Hornaday certainly isn't ruling out a return to Turner Scott -- possibly even as early as later this weekend. "Who knows?" he said. "The race ain't 'til Sunday. I could get a plane and fly it out tomorrow and start in the back of the pack. You never know. I'm optimistic."(FoxSports)(8-29-2014)
UPDATE: The saga surrounding the recent shutdown of Ron Hornaday, Jr.'s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team took a bizarre turn today, when a spokesman for Rheem Motorsports revealed that his company had already agreed to back Hornaday for the remainder of the 2014 season. Rheem Motorsports Managing Director Ed Raniszeski told Sirius XM Speedway today that he was stunned by the abrupt closure of the #30 Turner Scott Motorsports team, just days prior to a race at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. "I learned about it through the media," said Raniszeski. "I was dumbfounded, since I had told Turner Scott Motorsports that we would sponsor any of Ron's races that they were unable to find backing for. "We did have a longstanding relationship with Ron Hornaday, however, and a few weeks prior to the start of the season, we were informed that Ron was in jeopardy of being left without a ride. After some deliberation, Rheem agreed to sponsor Ron for the first four events, giving Turner Scott Motorsports additional time to find full sponsorship for the team." Hornaday got off to a strong start, finishing second in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway and ranking fifth in points after four races. Despite that early success, Raniszeski said TSM was unable to secure additional backing for the No. 30 team, prompting Rheem to extend their "handshake agreement" to a total of 10 races. As Hornaday climbed to third in the championship standings, Raniszeski said the company agreed to back Hornaday in all races that TSM was unable to fill, for the remainder of the season. He said he has yet to receive an explanation for the move from TSM co-owners Steve Turner or Harry Scott, Jr. Raniszeski said Rheem is not only willing to back Hornaday going forward, but is "working hard right now to see if we can find something for him. We're not finished trying to help him."(Godfather Motorsports)(9-8-2014)
Red Horse to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month: Red Horse Racing announced today that they will display a special decal on the #17 and #77 Toyota Tundras at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Chicagoland Speedway (Sept. 12), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sept. 20) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 27) in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Germán Quiroga pilots the #77 Toyota Tundra and was the first Mexican driver to compete full time in any of NASCAR's national touring series. Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized in the United States from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 each year, to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.(Red Horse Racing)(9-8-2014)
Jennifer Jo Cobb gets 3 race sponsor: Oohrah! Hydration LLC announced a three race primary sponsorship of the Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Oohrah! will be on the hood and quarter panels of the team's Chevy Silverado on September 20, 2014 for the "UNOH 175" race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Oohrah! will also be a primary sponsor for JJCR at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 18 and the season finale on November 14 in Homestead-Miami. Oohrah! Hydration Drink founder and CEO, Lisa Bremmer says, "Jennifer's mission to honor the military and live a healthy lifestyle aligned perfectly with our product and corporate culture. We are very excited to be part of the NASCAR family and are thrilled to introduce Jennifer's fans to our drinks." The Oohrah! label tells a story. The flavor name and color of every Oohrah! Hydration Drink conveys a message from the Oohrah! family. There are several flavors like Chargin' Blue, which honors those who fight for the sea, and our and Rockin' It Pink which honors lady warriors and breast cancer survivors. Flavors and ordering information can be found on the company's website: www.oohrahhydration.com.(JJCR)(9-8-2014)
Shelton leaves TSM: Hearing that Michael Shelton has left Turner Scott Motorsports where he served as crew chief on the #31 Chevy driven by Ben Kennedy. Shelton led the 31 team and driver James Buescher to the championship in 2012. Doug George, who had been calling the shots for the now closed #30 team will move to the 31 with rookie Kennedy.(9-5-2014)
Changes made to qualifying for Talladega: NASCAR revised its national series qualifying format for Talladega Superspeedway which, in turn, should elevate the on-track competition for fans at the high speed 2.66-mile track. For the Oct. 17-19 events at Talladega featuring both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, national series qualifying will take on a more rapid pace that should bring out the best in the competitors and provide fans with an extra element of excitement. Keystone Light Pole Qualifying for the Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will take place Friday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. ET and will air live on FOX Sports 1. Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPNEWS, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
National series qualifying at Talladega will now consist of the following:
- Three rounds with the first round divided into two groups amongst the competitors. The first qualifying round is five minutes in length for each group.
- Competitors will be assigned to a first qualifying round group based on the random draw held earlier in the event.
- The 24 eligible competitors that post the fastest single lap speed from either of the first qualifying round groups will advance to the second round. The remaining competitors will be sorted based on their speed posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order.
- There will be a 10-minute break after the completion of the first qualifying round and the 24 remaining competitors that advance to the second round will have their times reset.
- The second qualifying round is five minutes in length and the 12 eligible competitors that post the fastest single lap speed will advance to the third and final round.
- The fastest remaining competitors will earn positions 13-24 based on their fastest single lap speed posted in qualifying in descending order.
- Following a five minute break, the 12 eligible competitors that advance to the final round will have their posted speeds reset.
- The final qualifying round is five minutes in length and the fastest single lap speed will determine positions 1-12 in descending order.
"This revision in national series qualifying at Talladega should be more exciting for our fans," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR senior vice president of competition and racing development. "It will feature a more accelerated pace, provide greater opportunity for team strategy to come into play and it should more closely resemble actual racing conditions."(NASCAR)(9-4-2014)