ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY DRIVERS MEETING October 28, 2007Posted by claireblang in Races.
The driver’s meeting just concluded here at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As the meeting started, NASCAR’s VP of Competition Robin Pemberton warned the drivers and crew chiefs in attendance to allow the race to play out today here at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He told the drivers to not make NASCAR have to step in and/or monitor teams, teammates or competitors related to this race playing out and reminded them there were just four races in the chase left and not to do anything on purpose or outside the lines of good racing that would alter the outcome of the race. .
After the body of the meeting concluded, as always, Race Director David Hoots asked if there were any questions.
Drivers asked about competitors utilizing the grass while going down pit road. Hoots said there is no reason to be on the grass. Ryan Newman asked a follow up question regarding whether drivers would be penalized if they are forced onto the grass.
NASCAR President Mike Helton stepped in and said that NASCAR would keep an eye on the situation and that if a driver is forced onto the grass they would take that into consideration in their rulings but that drivers should not be using the grass as an extra lane on pit road.