Dale Earnhardt Jr: “Too many rules is a bad thing.”
The NASCAR inspection tent, also known to Clint Bowyer as ‘The Room of Doom’ has never placed a smaller box over the NASCAR engineers. The cars are inspected to the thousandths of an inch via an optical scan, multiple times throughout the weekend.
In addition, NASCAR takes a select number of cars back to Concord, NC each week. At the NASCAR R&D Center, the cars are torn completely apart as NASCAR combs through each page of the thicker than ever rulebook.
In the NASCAR Truck Series, they’ve introduced a spec engine. Teams can get a very competitive spec engine at a drastically reduced rate to full custom engines. It’s something that might be mandatory in future years.
The moral of the story… NASCAR has never made a greater effort to create a level playing field. Though, many would argue that’s the wrong direction. Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr both sit on that side of the fence. Here’s their side of the argument below.