I am going to take a wait and see approach as well.To be honest, even though I watched q'ing devotedly, at times it was tedious and boring ---- particularly at the road courses and Talladega.
If nothing else, this will make it interesting. I'm willing to give it a chance before condemning.
they have to run only one set..wonder what happens if they cut a tire? start at the back I guess.I like it. There will certainly be more chance for controversy with other cars out there. It'll add some excitement with cars pitting in the last minutes for new tires to try to put in a faster lap as time winds down.
That takes some fun out of it. Let teams burn through tires if they want. Just set a limit for the weekend. Some will gamble on starting position and others will save it for the race.they have to run only one set..wonder what happens if they cut a tire? start at the back I guess.
Plate qualifying will pretty much never mean anything.Two things. One, looks like teammates could do some drafting at the plate tracks to get those better times. Two, tracks that eat up tires like Atlanta and Darlington will see a lot of drivers lay down a good lap early and then park the rest of the session. There's nothing to gain trying to get a better time on worn tires on a track that eats them up.
It wont be long before associated CC's adjust their drivers practice times to stay with their teammates, and organization and manufacturer groups form and it goes to hell. I would expect 7 of the 8 HMS/SHR cars to dominate the top 10 each and every week.Plate qualifying will pretty much never mean anything.
Even for tracks that eat up tires, you'll see cars throughout the entire session, especially in the first round. Teams will be looking to get in clean air so they'll have to spread out their runs. And the other rounds are only 5-10 minutes.