posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 09:29 PM
NASCAR waited less than two hours to cancel all scheduled Nextel Cup Series activity Saturday at Pocono Raceway, troubling some competitors who sought
to improve their cars during a pair of practice sessions.
Judging by driver response, it appears as if the ARCA race was a major determining factor for NASCAR's decision.
Saturday's quick decision is a stark contrast to the norm, when the sanctioning body waits as long as possible to call activity off.
"They could probably get something in in some way, shape or form," said pole-sitter Casey Mears. "But then NASCAR's really drug things out in the
past, too, where everybody's like, 'Man, you're dragging this out too much.' They have a tough job. They made a call and will stick by it. That's the
way it is."
Saturday's cancelled activity means Nextel Cup teams will start Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 having completed just one hour of practice. Friday's first
session was cut an hour short by fog.