NASCAR has issued a new rule, stating that Monster Energy cup teams no longer have to start races using pre-qualification tires.
Starting with the Coca-Cola 600, which saw Toyota claim the top three finishes, all teams will now be signed four sets of tires on all tracks minus Daytona and Talladega for practice and qualifying in NASCAR.
Pretty much taking the piss out of everything these days. ???? pic.twitter.com/NFaDug5OFO
— Cole Pearn (@colepearn) May 16, 2018
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Another rule change by NASCAR now prevents teams from using any equipment that cannot be considered "traditional battery-powered equipment" on the pit, with special cases handled on a case-by-case basis by the managing director. This rule was triggered by Furniture Row Racing's use of a manual saw to repair a vehicle.