"We can not allow inspection and penalties to continue to be a prolonged stroyline". It's exclusively focused on the Truck Series drivers - you have to declare driver points in order to participate and then you've also got to win.
"When you leave the race track on Sunday night, you'll know who the race victor is from our perspective".
Race-winning teams who are found in major violation of the rulebook will be disqualified (moved to last in the finishing order), receive last-place points, no stage points, and last-place prize money.
The "Triple Truck Challenge" is an added incentive for NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regulars racing at these three stand-alone events. A sweep of the three races will bring a $500,000 payoff.
The driver - if they failed post-race inspection as the victor -will no longer be credited the victor.
Texas Motor Speedway will be part of two NASCAR promotions this season.
"We've been through a deterrence model where we've really worked with the race teams at the track and probably been more lenient than we should in terms of the number of times teams can go through inspection and pass, fail and there's nearly incentive to try to get something by NASCAR, so we want to really reverse that trend", O'Donnell added.
O'Donnell said Kennedy will take ownership of new projects and expand his reach globally to include NASCAR's racing series in Canada, Mexico and Europe.
"We felt like when we sat down and we looked at this and we put this model together that the efficiencies are going to come with the fact that those highly skilled inspectors are going to be in those individual garages and living in those garages", Sawyer said. Drivers with more than five years of full-time Cup Series experience are eligible for a maximum of seven Xfinity Series starts and five Truck Series starts.
Though NASCAR briefly allowed drafting during qualifying sessions when the group qualifying was introduced in 2014, it soon banned the practice by using the single-lap system after crashes and wonky pit road strategy began to sow chaos in the system. "We are proud to partner with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to create the ultimate Saturday night stock vehicle doubleheader".
"Just as NASCAR is driving strategies focused on the long-term growth of the sport, we are taking the same approach with our Truck Series event", Blair said.
To quicken qualifying, NASCAR has also revealed various adjustments for 2019, though the usual three-round elimination format will remain.
Ben Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., will have an expanded role in 2019 as managing director of racing operations and global development. If a driver wins two of three, they can collect an additional $150,000.
The competition continues at Iowa Speedway on June 15 and Gateway, Mo., Motorsports park on June 22.