What should NASCAR do with Qualifying?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Turtle84, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Yeah, but how would NASCAR codify it? Is it going to be a judgment call like football's pass interference, or pushing too long at a plate race in the X series? Again, how many cars make a pack? Two?
  2. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Who cares if they draft? If they can hook it up , more power to ya
  3. kyle busch 18

    kyle busch 18 Spectator

    I just found out the used to do qualifying 1 at a time. Man that sounds so much better than the crap we are doing right now. Maybe they will go back?
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  4. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Nascar can ( if they have the balls) to fix this. Open the track for 1 hour, (Just like a final practice)
    and after an hour all cars impounded until the start of the race. You race what you had including starting on those tires.
    The games will stop.
  5. 4tires17gals

    4tires17gals Team Owner

    lottery or bingo ball
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  6. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I agree with you except for the tires.
  7. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I'll split it with you and give them two right side tires.:D
  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Two tires but the team gets to pick which side, and that's my final offer!! :p
  9. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    How about throw out all the gimmicks and just let cars go one by one and so who puts down the fastest lap.. all this other stuff is just dumb
  10. FearThe4

    FearThe4 Team Owner

    I think Nascar will end up doing that but it will take them awhile to get the message lol.
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  11. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    I think single car is the overwhelming consensus here, despite any increase in cost from race to qualifying trim. Having 1 fast lap determine the starting lineup seems to be felt strongly by the fans.
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  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Single car isn't my first choice, but it's much better than what we've seen at the larger tracks so far this season. As a fantasy player, I think multiple laps do a better job of predicting performance during the race. What we've been seeing is a great predictor of declining interest in qualifying. Single car would seem to be the method that could be implemented in the fastest, easiest, and most understandable way.
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  13. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

  14. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    The race should be complicated -- keeping up with the track, car damage, strategy, pit road perfection/incidents/mistakes, etc


    Ideally for me:

    Qualifying should be an uncomplicated straight forward, close to race set up, single-car time trial -- man and machine executing the fastest lap without assistance or interference from other cars, preferably straight to impound but with a tire change (so it doesn't penalize teams for any Qualifying tire wear).

    You get your starting order, pit stall, and picture taken with track girl --

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  15. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I agree with Tony about too many rules. The uncontrolled tire rule continues to put too much control and attention to a non issue With less pit people this year, I think they have their hands full enough without trying to be tire ballerinas
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  16. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    The only drawback imo to single car qualifying was the big advantage a late draw could give you at some tracks. With group qualifying, they are all on the "same" track in equal conditions. With that said, group qualifying with draft style racing are a disaster that needs to go away. They need to remove at least one of those aspects......
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  17. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    They used to do that, it was fine
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  18. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    This isn't really related, but if you were lucky enough to get an early draw as a lesser team, you'd sometimes get on camera for two whole laps, other times they would just use you as the commercial break.

    Nowadays, some of the backmarkers fire off early in round 1 to guarantee tv time and sponsor exposure (intended or unintended). This 5/5/5 minute kills that idea, as they only focus on the big dogs from the drop.
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  19. Head423

    Head423 Crew Chief

    Heard on the Door,Bumper,Clear podcast yesterday that they’re saying it’s going back to single car qualifying everywhere except road courses. Freddie Kraft (43 spotter) and TJ Majors (22 spotter) were the ones talking about it. They didn’t seem to happy about it but I am.
  20. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    **** yeah.

    If so, finally a good move for NASCAR. Finally. Single car qualifying is awesome.
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  21. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    It was awesome. This low horsepower package will likely create boring single-car qualifying runs. They should have just went the heat race route
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  22. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    No different than watching Truck Series qualifying which nobody seems to have a problem with.

    Qualifying isn't supposed to be the most exciting thing ever.
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  23. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Heat races only work if you're sending cars home
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  24. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Very true. Heat races would work if NOBODY was safe from elimination and I think it would be great for the sport. Have the heat races a few hours before the green flag so that fans in attendance get more bang for their buck. If someone wrecks but still makes the show, they will have enough time to prepare their backup car.
  25. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    Good, it will expose "the package" for what it is, and we'll have a small chance of nascar seeing the light.
  26. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    Would be cool to see. They'd never go for EVERYONE being up for elimination though, the darlings and the sponsors.
  27. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Charter scheme

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