Scott Miller: “Providing the level playing field is what our job is.”
Here’s how it goes. First, NASCAR puts a rule in place. Then, these teams full of rocket scientists find a way around it. Then, NASCAR modifies the rule and the cycle continues.
It’s really what teams are suppose to do. They’re suppose to fight to find every advantage possible. However, in 2018, NASCAR has technical optics to keep them in check. The window of wiggle room is smaller than ever inside the ‘room of doom’.
That’s true again this week. Chase Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports have been hit with yet another L1 penalty. This time, it’s for the same window infraction that Harvick’s #4 ‘accidentally’ stumbled upon.
A few weeks ago, Scott Miller addressed the sanctioning body’s relationship with the teams and their inspection process.