Will a driver’s speed be based on them running alone or will it be determined by their speeds obtained in the draft?
With so many multiple car teams and agreements with other teams, an example is Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing. Will Jeff Gordon’s speed be determined while he is being pushed around the track by Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
It makes one feel sorry for the single car teams that won’t have any drafting help during the qualifying rounds.
Since the Daytona 500 is not included in the new format fans, teams and the media won’t know the impact of the change until the second race of the year. It will be interesting to watch.
IN OTHER RACING NEWS
I for one hope that Kurt Busch is afforded the opportunity in May to compete in both the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Sprint Cup competition and the Indianapolis 500.
Busch is in discussions with Chip Ganassi about attempting the double. With the change in start time for the Indy 500, it is a possibility.
Earlier this year I spent some time with Will Power. He expressed the opinion that of all the NASCAR drivers, he thought Jimmie Johnson, the six- time Sprint Cup champion, would be able to adjust to the open-wheel cars the best. I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon.