NASCAR comments on ‘level playing field’

NASCAR responds to comments from Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski: “We are all in for a rude awakening. Haven’t seen NASCAR let a manufacturer get this far ahead since the 70s.”

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Now, NASCAR has addressed Brad Keselowski’s concerns. NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell talks a bit about the approval process.

NASCAR responds to Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

Steve O’Donnell

“I think we look at it as just a competitor. Certainly our job is to put a level playing field out there,” Steve O’Donnell tells ‘The Morning Drive’ on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

“We’ve got a submission process that each of the OEM’s go through and sort of witnesses. So, we believe they are on a level playing field.”

That means the cars from each manufacture need to be cleared by the other manufacture. They all monitor each other through body submissions.

NASCAR Toyota dominance
JOLIET, IL – SEPTEMBER 17: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates celebrates with a burnout after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

“For us, I look at it as a little bit of posturing.”

“Brad certainly ran well this weekend. At the end of the day, you’ve had that car all year long.”

Brad Keselowski finished 6th at Chicagoland Speedway. Additionally, he was 6th in stage 1 and 5th at the conclusion of stage 2.

“It’s the playoff’s. You gotta deliver. You’re seeing drivers who are going to be on the top of their game.”

“We’ll get to the end of the year and see where we’re at and evaluate things for 2018. But, for the entirety of the year, multiple teams have been able to win.”


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