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Posted by claireblang in Races.
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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.

NO CUP PRACTICE AT NH September 15, 2007

Posted by claireblang in Races.
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NASCAR has just announced that there will be no NEXTEL Cup practice today at NH. Due to rain – the NASCAR garage will stay open but the practices have been cancelled. Teams now will have to rely only on the Friday practice for car set up for Sundays race. It should make things interesting.

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY – Truck Series Qualifying Canceled. September 15, 2007

Posted by claireblang in Races.

I’m in the media center at New Hampshire International Speedway where it has been pouring rain most of the morning – (11:00 a.m. EST). NASCAR has just announced that Truck Series Qualifying has been CANCELED and the field will be set on points. There has been no announcement yet about practices for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and we are standing by. I’ve been sloshing through the garage and it’s a beautiful rainy day – not good for qualifying or practicting at this hour – but we’re hanging around in the media center and garage – a good time to tell stories and hang around the tires talking NASCAR. I’ll keep you posted. Light rain and jet dryers out. Puddles in the garage. CBL