Not sure how I feel about this. I think racing series should have some general barrier to entry...not just being able to bring a pay check or build a car. NASCAR did not benefit when a geriatric Morgan Shepherd raced in the Cup Series in took out Joey Logano. IndyCar did not benefit when Francesco Dracone was mowing down pit crew members while being five seconds off the pace. But when guys like Leist, De Melo, Wickens, even Jordan King...would not have qualified automatically, I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. I imagine they would've been given dispensation to race, but then what's the point of the system? Binder (and Alfonso Celis Jr., also for Juncos) obviously aren't competitive IndyCar drivers, but I don't think they're Dracone level of bad either. And they help a team like Juncos get up on their feet in the series.