- Mar 9, 2015
I don’t hate what you’re saying, I don’t think they will go back to the 3 or 4 practices then a qualifying that they had during a weekend but I’d be fine with 2 practices (2 45 min sessions) then a qualifying. I hope it doesn’t stay where it is now, I just think the teams and drivers benefit from at least one practice.Noticed this topic came up heavily in the fan council survey, seems like they're weighing whether or not (and how much) to have practice/qualify for next year.
I don't think they need as much practice as they used to, as it helps them cut cost and everything, but I would really like to see 1 practice session pre-race (especially with the new car) and an actual qualifying session in race trim like they did before. The previous race qualifying formula is a no go for me.
Maybe NASCAR will spice it up a bit. Each team must practice, qualify and start the race on the same set of tires. That would create some interesting strategy.
I was thinking that if a team wants to practice then a premium should be paid and a team that chooses not to practice or just run a couple laps should get rewarded. Maybe somebody has another idea along these lines.I wouldn't want to get that radical. I would like to see two 30-45 minute practices a weekend with an extra 15 minutes per session for rookies.
I'm fine with starting the race on the tires you qualified with. That's a good cost-saving measure for the teams rather than trash a set of tires with 2.5 laps on them.
I think this is also a product of organizations and manufactures scooping up talent before the other guy.Give me 45 minutes of Practice, and single car qualifying. I would also like to see some significant time for rookies....a 45 minute session or so. NASCAR has really hampered the development of our young drivers with no practice and no testing. We have to completely rethink learning curves, but sponsors don't really understand that unfortunately.
NASCAR is late to the party on this in terms of big time sports....Four year starters in college sports? Not anymore. This is also about maximizing earning potential. If an owner/manufacturer is willing to bite, the "kid" needs to take the money and run while it is on the table. Kid has talent....you've got 10 years added onto an already lucrative career. Kid doesn't make it....you have a nice start to life. Despite what Tony Stewart says, we are basically win-win here. Toyota started this. We all know that.I think this is also a product of organizations and manufactures scooping up talent before the other guy
Agreed. Two practices and qualifying. I hate seeing cars/teams (5 team this weekend) have a simple issue ruin their weekend. Obviously their own fault, but it would’ve been avoided had it been a “normal” weekend.IMO, it’s the right thing to do. Maybe not three practices a weekend but at least two and a qualifying sesh