DRIVERS MEETING BLOG – Talladega October 7, 2007Posted by claireblang in Drivers.
I just left the driver’s meeting here at Tallladega Superspeedway.
Not one driver asked a question after the instructions were given by Race Director David Hoots for todays NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race. At the conclusion of the meeting Hoots called up the Motor Racing Outreach chaplain for the routine prayer – and as he called him up today he asked that the minister lead the drivers in prayer for “patience,” which brought laughter from the drivers and crew chiefs, the NASCAR executives and the corporate people in attendance.
“This is your warning drivers,” Hoots told them, “If you race below the yellow line in our judgement to improve your position you will be black flagged.” He also warned the drivers against forcing anyone below the yellow line and warned again about the black flag for that infraction.
“We had the aggressive driving here.. ( in practice),” Hoots mentioned. He stressed that in the turns was not the place to be aggressive and reminded the drivers of the zones in which they are not supposed to be aggressive with bump drafting.
Apparently the rules were crystal clear – when Hoots asked the drivers if there were any questions…there were none.
Then we prayed…….for patience.
Claire B Lang
11:26 p.m. Central Time