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New Official NASCAR Rule Manages On-Track Incidents

New Official NASCAR Rule Manages On-Track Incidents

The following (Rule 9-16) was added to the NASCAR Rulebook this morning…

During an event, if a car is involved in an on-track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the car (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:

Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net.

• Do not loosen, disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a NASCAR/track official.

• After being directed to exit the car, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR/track official.

• At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron.

• At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle.

• All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed (yellow flag), use extreme care as they approach an incident scene and follow any directions given by safety personnel or NASCAR/track officials. Cars in line behind the safety car should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.

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Tom Bowles
The author of Bowles-Eye View (Mondays) and Did You Notice? (Wednesdays) Tom spends his time overseeing Frontstretch’s 30 staff members as its majority owner. Based in Philadelphia, Bowles is a two-time Emmy winner in NASCAR television and has worked in racing production with FOX, TNT, and ESPN while appearing on-air for SIRIUS XM Radio and FOX Sports 1's former show, the Crowd Goes Wild.