Sep 14, 2013; Joliet, IL, USA; NASCAR chairman Brian France (left) , NASCAR president (middle) and NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton address the media during practice for the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Official Press Release: NASCAR Media
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2013) – 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.”
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 Visions
· Video camera will be installed on spotters’ stand
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