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NASCAR Updates Damaged Vehicle Policy to 10 Minutes

NASCAR’s damaged vehicle policy has received an update prior to the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, NASCAR announced Aug. 31.

Teams will now have 10 minutes on the time clock before their cars are ruled out of the race.

When first introduced in 2017, the DVP allowed teams a total of five minutes on pit lane to repair crash damage and attain minimum speed in order to continue on in the race.

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The timing was later upped to six minutes the following season.

NASCAR said the change was made in collaboration with teams throughout the 2022 season as they learned more accurate repair times of the Next Gen cars.

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Mike Kalasnik

Or just get rid of it. It’s a silly rule. Its also safer to try and repair the damage behind the wall then out in the open as well.

John

Seriously? Another rule change mid-season? If this had been done at the beginning of the season, the playoff picture might possibly look different.

DoninAjax

Do you get the feeling that they are making “rules” up as they go as a result of unintended consequences to their brilliant ideas?

DON

GM MUST HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE RULE SO nascar’s DADDY GET HIS WAY WONDER WHAT RULE WILL BE NEXT IF THE CHICKEN-SH*T DRIVER DON’T WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP YOU CAN BET YOUR A** IT WILL BE SOMETHING

Mike Kalasnik

but you didn’t CAPS NASCAR? Ummm…

DON

WELL THE CCP GUIDELINES GOT ME AGAIN

wildcats2016

I agree with Mike, just get rid of it. It was a stupid rule in the first place.

DoninAJax

I think that if a car makes repairs and doesn’t make minimum speed and/or drops debris on the track they are out of the event.

Mike Kalasnik

Thats how it was before. If they went back out and werent making minimum speed, they were sent back to the garage. Not sure if they were given 1 more chance or not. Not sure why NASCAR wants crews to RUSH the work vs getting it right.

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