At a memo distributed to teams around Wednesday, NASCAR explained that at each qualifying round, if a driver exceeds pit-road rate exiting onto the track, the driver has to go back to pit road before being permitted place a qualifying time.
Moreover, in case a driver exceeds pit-road rate while returning into pit road, the rapid rate (therefore ) over the previous run(s) is likely to be disallowed.
NASCAR officials said they’d noticed several instances this year on pit road during qualifying where speeding might have led to risky conditions and felt that they needed to put a stop to the clinic.
That, combined, together with an increase of teams”drafting” at Cup qualifying this year due to the new aero rules, was anticipated to produce a recipe for longer episodes.
The obvious effect is teams will need to factor in the low rate on pit road if attempting to time last minute conducts during periods.