Nascar fans should have some expectation that when the leaders are coming off turn 4 on the final lap, that the first leadlap car to cross the startfinish line is going to be in victory lane. Nascar s rule book says it will judge such matters on a casebycase basis, but also states that a crew chief, tire carrier and tire changer responsible for a tire coming off face a mandatory. This track rule will be used in place of the language defining travel limiting devices only, in section 20f 12. Nascar s gentlemans agreement came about due to some complexities in racing rules, and some technological limitations that couldnt be overcome in the 1970s. Rule book carefully to assure your familiarity with the rules and regulations contained herein. Like maybe the last 3 laps no yellow line rule or something, or at least no yellow line rule on the front stretch to allow for last ditch efforts at a pass. On this weeks edition of the nascar roundtable, our team takes a look back on a wild weekend of racing from daytona international speedway. Nov 02, 2010 nascars restrictor plates biggest enemy. We have two wide yellow lines, a black line in the middle. Jan 06, 2019 nascar rule book reveals more on infractions. Due to those unique situations, nascar enforced double yellow line around the inner portion of the racing surface. Ive thumbed through friends copies of the book before, but never. Nascar clarifies the yellow line rule for drivers at daytona after the controversial finish in the cocacola firecracker 250. The move he put on almirola heading to the finish line is out of kevin harvicks book recall talladega spring.
The history of nascar s yellow line rule, updated to include tonight. The reason there is the rule is actually instituted by nascar quite a long time ago. Nascar updates rulebook for driverbehavior penalties. In the event that a start is waived off, the yellow flag will be displayed. Take a look at the rules for the upcoming 2018 monster energy nascar cup series season. See late model stock nascar rulebook for oil pan rules. Ive told him you cannot pass below the yellow line at dega or tona which is true,but he think it applies to all tracks which is untrue.
Nascars rulebook defines passing below the yellow line as when the vehicles left side tires are beneath the left line of the inside double. If there is a car stuck in the ground on the no yellow no redo or parts lying across the track then it is a rb to the line no matter if its still 2tg or last lap. If in nascar s judgment you force someone below the yellow line in an effort to stop. Or would a solution be to have the rule until the final lap of a race and just let anything be in play. If in nascar s judgment you go below the yellow line to improve your position, you will be blackflagged. If a driver advances their position below the yellow line, the driver has to give the position back or receives a black flag. Since minimum speed limits are at 90 mph, now, all cars made after may 1997 must be equipped with a full roll cage and 5point safety harness. The new rules also change the way cars will line up for the return to greenflag racing at the end of each yellow flag. When 1967 arrived the 427 cammer remained legal and in the nascar rules book. A waving orangered, of course, means go fast, a yellow means caution, and a red means stop, just as in nascar.
Because of the nature of plate racing, the yellow line rule was put into effect to prevent drivers from passing below the yellow line on the straightaways. A yellow flag means nascar officials have called a caution period because an accident or debris on the track makes driving conditions dangerous. Nascar explains the no call as ryan blaney was forced. A rules video played in the drivers meeting stated. The other issue and perhaps the bigger culprit is the yellow line. Nascar announced a new rule friday governing driver behavior under caution in the wake of the incident. Oct 05, 2012 me and a friend have a debate about the yellow line rule in nascar. The call is a judgement one nascar doesnt enforce the rule if it believes a driver was forced below the yellow line. Jul 06, 2018 nascar fans should have some expectation that when the leaders are coming off turn 4 on the final lap, that the first leadlap car to cross the startfinish line is going to be in victory lane.
If in nascar s judgment you go below the yellow line to improve your position. Nascar official home race results, schedule, standings. For most of racings history, a cars position on the track relative to the other cars was noted by human scorers, who watched for the car each time it crossed the startfinish line. The applicant will be notified of approval or rejection no less than 15 days before the date of. It only applies at daytona and talladega and is designed to keep cars from diving onto. Vehicles are not permitted to go beneath the double yellow line during the qualifying lap. The cup rule book addresses the rule on the double yellow lines in section 10. Lets cut straight to the point, the yellow line rule is like the caution flag. Enforced with judgement calls from nascar officials, the rule refers to the doubleyellow line on the inside of the race track. When drivers see a yellow flag, they know they must slow down to line up behind the pace car and drive cautiously around the track until the track has been cleared. If, in nascar s judgment, you go below the yellow line to improve your position, you will be blackflagged. The problem is the media doesnt push the issue enough for nascar to make fair calls. Nascar responded to a question in the drivers meeting before saturday nights race about the double yellow line rule. Oct 16, 2019 does nascar need to keep the yellow line rule at daytona and talladega.
Two of nascars most famous tracks, talladega and daytona, have a yellow line. Nascar defines beneath the double yellow lines as follows. Jul 31, 2019 the 2832 starting positions will be set by the provisional rules outlined in the ngots rule book. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and globe staff. Rule clarification regarding passing at daytona international speedway and talladega superspeedway. Nascar clarifies yellow line rule nascar autosport. The exception to this rule is if the yellow flag waves after the white flag is thrown or if the race will. I thought that line also prohibited drivers from forcing a fellowcompetitor below the line to keep that fellowcompetitor from passing, but apparently i. The thinner rule book meant better racing even if the pit crews were pretty slow. Lat photographic the nascar rule book isnt something to be taken lightly.
Haley went from third to first in the final few hundred yards of the race with a daring pass of kyle larson and elliott sadler as the three took the checkered flag. All cars required to run a full sprinttype appearing hood. On a related note, the 427 cammer was not banned from nascar competition. In light of the recent yellow line rule debate, including a controversial pass in last nights truck race, here is a history of the rule and times it played an impact in. Coca cola iracing series the longestrunning esports racing series enters its 11th season. Its time for nascar to make some rule changes and slow these cars. Before, the cars on the lead lap would line up in one file, while lapped. Why does nascar insist on having the lucky dog rule. You may not slow andor exit, without losing position, before first getting the checkers. Superspeedway reared its head sunday during the 75lap, 17driver advance auto parts clash when ricky stenhouse jr. Apr 29, 2009 the problem with the yellow line rule is that when a car in front blocks then thats where you have a potential for disaster. What i learned from the nascar sprint cup series rule book.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the indycar offices at 4551 west 16th street, indianapolis, in 46222, telephone 317 4926526, and. Nascar addresses yellow line rule in cup drivers meeting. The national association for stock car auto racing nascar makes and enforces numerous rules and regulations that transcend all racing series. Apr 08, 2019 in order to understand why nascar does this, you have to understand some of the history that led to the rule. Nascars yellow line rule is pretty cut and dry, even if you can quibble with the way its been enforced. But nascar hasnt always been consistent with its yellow line enforcement throughout the years. The history of nascars yellow line rule by nascarman. At yesterdays drivers meeting, nascar reiterated the rule about passing under the yellow line and provided the same information to all drivers and crew chiefs in a hand out, as weve done in past daytona and talladega races. With persistent cold rains washing out qualifying for sundays sprint cup race at chicagoland speedway, kyle busch earns the pole per the nascar rule book. Daytona international speedway and talladega superspeedway are unique in a lot of ways from the other tracks on the nascar schedule.
If you pick up a nascar rules book from the mid 60s you will see that the sohcs use is specifically provided for. Any time there is the slightest precipitation on the track, nascar throws out the red flag. Feb 07, 2018 vehicles are not permitted to go beneath the double yellow line during the qualifying lap. For the first time since i started covering nascar in 2004, i recently received a copy of the nascar sprint cup series rule book. You need to understand nascar a little bit more before you make false accusations.
Nascars competition director discusses passing under the. Nascar dramatically retools rules for greenwhitecheckered. Apr 25, 2018 nascar executive explains the need for the double yellow line at daytona and talladega. Nascar declared kyle larson the winner and put haley 18th, the last car on the lead lap. Nascar vice president of racing operations steve odonnell said nascar included a list of banned substances in its rule book. You know, that yellowline rule that prohibits drivers from advancing positions in the running order by passing below the yellow or outofbounds line. Nascar explains the no call as ryan blaney was forced below. It is also known as the free pass, but the nascar rulebook terms it the. Nascar announced a new rule friday governing driver behavior under caution in the wake of the incident in which tony stewart struck and killed kevin ward jr. Ryan blaney on why controversial yellow line rule has to. When it comes to bad weather, nascar doesnt mess around with it. Analyzing nascars ruling on justin haley pass at daytona.
That pesky yellowline rule thats in place only at the nascar restrictorplate tracks of daytona fla. Nascar clarifies yellowline rule after wild finish at. Nascar explains double yellow line rule in regards to ryan newman and ryan blaney first of all, one guy won the race or appeared to have won the race by making that move and the other didnt, scott miller, nascar s senior vice president of competition explained to sirius xm nascar radio on tuesday. We also understand that it helps make conversations when the rules come into play justin haley vs yellow line for example, it will not hurt to have the rules printed out for the. The set back required some pretty high handed modification to the firewall. In the event conditions prevent time trials, starting positions will be assigned according to the 2012 nascar sprint cup series rule book. Before the lucky dog rule, nascar allowed racing back to the caution where once a full course yellow was initiated, drivers were allowe. Top10 nascar rules you probably didnt know get the. I see no problem with someone going down below the line to pass. At the start of the 2005 season, nascar instituted a new procedure for establishing the starting race field in the sprint cup series nscs. I have no problem with the yellow line rule, which. Racers racing back to the start finish line when a yellow comes out, sometimes making up a lap. Nascars double yellow line reasoning explained by evp.
Past nascar cup series qualifying rules, news and notes. First of all, keselowski, the car on the bottom, couldnt pass below a double yellow line. Jun 21, 2010 nascar nascar rulebook section 104 mark. The easiest solution is for nascar to ban the yellowline rule. The definitive viewers guide to bigtime stock car auto racing.
Nascar reserves the right to disseminate those regulations only to those teams it deems of merit as seriously contending participants. Its another aspect of a race that gives nascar the ability to manipulate in whatever way they wish. I think nascar should reword the rule so that there is absolutely no blocking below the yellow line and also reinforce their concern about blocking. Oct 16, 2019 ryan newman, who forced him below the yellow line, also wasnt penalized.
Nascar gives drivers a chance to police themselves orlando. The official nascar rules and regulations are not made available to the general public or to the media. The scca and nascar further increased that number to essentially one vehicle for every two dealerships in 1970. Theres a penalty when the left side tires go below the inside most yellow line.
Nascar finish line is back and you can make picks for the enascar iracing pro series invitational races. When drivers see a yellow flag, they know they must slow down to line up behind the pace car and drive. Nascar rulebook section 104 bleacher report latest news. France further sweetened the ford formula by allowing the use of decidedly non production 427 tunnel port heads. If, in nascar s judgment, you force someone below to yellow line to prevent them. May 17, 2012 welcome to the globe and mails comment community.
If a car goes soaring over the wall during an overtime attempt, that is also a yellow. Jul 07, 2018 nascars enforcement of its yellowline rule ruined justin haleys incredible pass for the win in friday nights xfinity series race. It was instituted to prevent drivers from making passes on the apron and forcing their way back onto the track and causing a big. In short, the yellow line rule is set as an out of bounds on the restrictor plate. The rule concerning crossing the yellow line which divides the racing surface from the apron on the track at daytona international speedway and talladega superspeedway was established in july. Apr 05, 2012 for the first time since i started covering nascar in 2004, i recently received a copy of the nascar sprint cup series rule book. If the green flag is waved, but nascar calls off the restart because of an incident before the leader crosses the start finish line, the restart is deemed aborted. Any item added to resemble imitate andor specifically designed to deflect, trap andor form a pattern for air to travel in a directed manner, except for those used to cool andor protect engine and brake system will not be permitted. Yellow line could determine daytona win fox sports. The new nascar sprint cup rule book provides more details on what type of infractions can lead to particular penalties and includes a list of members. Nascar controversially rules winning pass illegal after driver. However, we question the necessity for the rule book to be locked up, considering most motorsports have a rule book available to access online f1fia, indycar, etc. The national association for stock car auto racing nascar makes and enforces numerous rules and regulations that transcend all racing series nascar issues a different rule book for each racing series. Its time to highlight this one in the rulebook and press delete.
We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. The premise is that as drivers cross the startfinish line a lap before a. Nascar dramatically retools rules for greenwhitecheckered finishes. The history of nascars yellow line rule, updated to. Enter your usernameemail and password below to login to the rule book and parts database. Nascar has new rule to keep drivers in cars under yellow. Upon completion of the first qualifying round, the 40 eligible nascar xfinity series vehicles for. Per the nascar rule book, a restart is official once the legal lead car crosses the startfinish line. In 2001, nascar implemented its now notorious yellow line rule at its two. In the inaugural race at talladega, a 69 ford had its engine set back six inches to a foot from its stock location for better weight distribution in clear violation of the rules.421 649 478 1141 1204 221 709 830 195 578 531 478 1597 1397 1578 514 1543 1418 1403 1423 623 1422 818 283 764 1315 498 94