Not a single driver posted a qualifying time in the course of the third spherical at Auto Membership Speedway on Friday and NASCAR senior vice chairman of competitors Scott Miller was not comfortable about it.
“That is what you don’t need,” he instructed reporters. “Clearly having the final 12 automobiles wait till they could not get a time posted on the board and sort of making a mockery of the qualifying just isn’t what we anticipate for our followers.”
— Dustin Lengthy (@dustinlong) March 15, 2019
NASCAR made a change this yr the place drivers could be on the monitor in shut proximity throughout qualifying to allow them to get a draft and produce higher instances.
What the facet impact has been although is drivers will both submit a time instantly and wait till the top of a spherical to strive once more, or they will simply wait till the ultimate minutes to make one run so different males cannot go them up within the closing moments.
Friday, the entire drivers waited till the ultimate minute within the third spherical to get going, however they in the end waited too lengthy, as nobody was in a position to get to the road and submit a time. Subsequently, Austin Dillon received the pole as a result of he was within the lead after Spherical 2.
Miller indicated there can be adjustments when chatting with reporters after qualifying.
“It is a bit of bit on us in that we hoped, we hoped issues would go higher than that,” he mentioned. “It is an thrilling present once they’re on the market on the race monitor, however clearly we’ve got a bit of work to do on our half to get a bit of bit higher codecs like that so issues like that may’t occur.”
Miller mentioned there’ll probably be no adjustments at Martinsville however there could possibly be in Texas.
Whereas Miller was fairly insistent that this could’t occur once more, Kyle Busch — who will begin in fourth on Sunday — did not appear to have a lot of an issue with what went down.
“I believed it was nice,” he instructed FOX Sports activities. “It was drama, do no matter, you recognize, do not hate the participant hate the sport.”
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 15, 2019