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Originally posted by toejam
i believe that they will be qualifying on a full tank of gas so if there isn't an early yellow they won't have to stop for fuel
NASCAR will implement a post-qualifying impound procedure for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series at the majority of the 36 championship-point races in 2005, NASCAR officials announced today.
More than half of the events on the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule will utilize the new procedure that will provide cost-containment benefits to the teams. Following qualifying and the post-qualifying inspection process, the starting field of 43 cars will be impounded by NASCAR officials until race day. During this period, the teams will not be permitted to work on their cars unless for special circumstances and authorized by NASCAR officials.
Some of the benefits of the new procedure will include reducing the amount of labor by crew members on the cars throughout a race weekend; reducing practice tire consumption and, most importantly, eliminating special qualifying parts, components, oils and set-ups.