NASCAR Dirt Race Format Changes
NASCAR announced a series of NASCAR Dirt Race format enhancements to the second annual race at Eldora Speedway, scheduled for July 23.
Among the NASCAR Dirt Race format changes, aimed to bolster the emphasis on both driver skill and team strategy, are:
– Pit stops during competition cautions are now optional, whereas they were mandatory in last year’s inaugural event.
– Each qualifying race will now be 10 laps each. Last year, each race was eight laps.
– A random draw will determine qualifying order. Last year, practice speeds dictated the qualifying order.
– Owner points to be awarded to the top five team owners whose trucks do not transfer to the main feature. Last season, teams that did not advance to the main feature did not earn owner points.