3 drivers have been added and replaced in the NASCAR Drivers Council
Martin Truex Jr, Ty Dillon and William Byron have been added to the NASCAR Drivers Council. NBC Sports confirmed this with those drivers.
Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Chase Elliott have been replaced in the 10 member council. A portion of the council members are regularly rotated, each year.
Returning drivers council members
New drivers council members
Martin Truex Jr
The NASCAR drivers council regularly meets with NASCAR officials regarding rules and the overall direction of the sport. Most of these items are in regards to safety or the growth of the sports.
Kevin Harvick is one of the more active members of the drivers council. The meeting topics go beyond the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick for example is very active in helping to steer the lower ladder system of the NASCAR ladder, specifically the K&N Pro Series.
The cone rule and minimum speed are hot topics that stemmed from discussion in council meetings. In each of those examples, they have yet to be installed in the rulebook.
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