How NASCAR’s qualifying alterations will influence group strategies: The adjustments take impact this weekend at Phoenix

The alterations take result this weekend at Phoenix

By: Bob Margolis, Bleacher Report on February 28, 2014

A.J. Allmedinger is one driver who realizes the changes he will have to make because of the new qualifying system.

LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – A.J. Allmedinger is one driver who realizes the modifications he will have to make due to the fact of the new qualifying system.

“You will almost certainly see some tempers flare simply because you will see some blocking at the finish to make certain both they advance to the up coming group or get the pole,” stated A. J. Allmendinger, driver of the JTG Daugherty Chevrolet.

“I feel as a driver for qualifying [you will be thinking that] you don’t get that ideal lap the very first round, but it is just very good adequate to get into the subsequent group. [Then] you actually have a shot at the pole.”

NASCAR is about to make background on Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).

That is when the 1st session of NASCAR’s new “knockout qualifying” for the Sprint Cup series will consider spot.

The adjust to the qualifying procedure was announced several weeks in the past. It was designed to produce a more entertaining show for race fans the 2 at the track and at property, viewing on tv.

Up right up until now, qualifying for a Sprint Cup race was, quite frankly, a boring method. A single vehicle at a time would consider a warm-up lap and then 1 or 2 timed laps. NASCAR officials then took the quickest of the 2 laps (frequently the 1st one particular) and utilised it to determine where the car would commence in the field of 43.

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