NASCAR to mull qualifying changes at plate races

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm •  Published: July 5, 2014
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — That strange qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway might end up being a one-time thing.

NASCAR executive Robin Pemberton says rules could be tweaked to prevent teams from trying to scheme ways to post the fastest laps during the three knockout stages.

Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition, says "we'll sit down and we'll talk about some of these things toward the latter stages of the year and see what we may rub on and do a little changing or some things like that."

NASCAR's new qualifying rules were used for the first time at Daytona in the Sprint Cup Series on Friday, and it produced some head-scratching moments as groups of cars slowed to a crawl around the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway.