The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona begins Saturday. On February 21 the regular season will begin. Many changes will take place in the new season.
The sanctioning body has adopted a Charter system. The field has been reduced.
NASCAR officials are looking positively at the changes that are about to occur. They see new opportunities coming forward in addition to added competition for the sport.
One change is that the ‘overtime rule’ will change. A system using an ‘overtime line’ will be used. This system will contribute to the determination of the winner.
There are 36 teams with charters.
The structure of the ownership has been improved.
Authorities are proud of their team and are promoting it with hope.
NASCAR is under a billion dollar contract.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade is scheduled for March 17. It will host the Saint Paddy’s Day Fan Fest which will be free.
David Gilliland will race in the Daytona 500.
Brian Vickers has been selected for the Sprint Cup Daytona 500.
He has formerly missed races because of illness.
Todd Gilliland and Riley Herbert will open the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna, Florida. They indicated that this will be good preparation for future races.
The 2016 World of Outlaws campaign will open this week.
The Daytona 500 is the traditional opener for the season.
The 36 Charters have been operating for 3 years. The field, as stated, previously had been reduced to 40 cars. New owners are expected to come into the sport as a result of the improvements in ownership structure.
The NASCAR authorities expressed their deep appreciation for the owners.
Changes have been made in rules and format.
The team cited this as one of the many challenges they have faced in their 66 years of operation.
Races are generally held at the Auto Club Speedway.
The 36 teams with charters are guaranteed starting positions.
Several persons have purchased charters. Others are expected to do so in the future.
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Source:Pasadena Star News