CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 08: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Valvoline/HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, sons, Cooper Larson and Owen Larson and daughter Audrey Larson walk onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 08, 2023 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Keenan Hairston/Getty Images) | Getty Images
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 08: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Valvoline/HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, sons, Cooper Larson and Owen Larson and daughter Audrey Larson walk onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 08, 2023 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Keenan Hairston/Getty Images) | Getty Images

NASCAR meets with drivers at Charlotte

Not much of note came out of the most recent sporadic competition meeting between NASCAR and the drivers on Saturday morning at the Charlotte Motor Speedway but that is a feature and not a bug these days.

Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr., of note, didn’t even attend because they simply felt up to speed on everything given how frequently the two parties have communicated over the past calendar year. The relationship has been described over the summer as ‘over-communicating,’ which is a vast improvement from the previous decade.

On the docket Saturday morning was pretty standard stuff with NASCAR officials issuing documentation that detailed how much the new front and rear clips have improved the physical impact to drivers inside the cockpit.

They detailed their findings from recent crashes like Ryan Preece getting airborne at Daytona while also communicating their plans for upcoming tests — including one at Phoenix Raceway after the Championship Race to continue working on a rules package improvement for short tracks.

It was so not newsworthy that Kyle Larson said he kind of tuned out during the presentation.

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