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How Does NASCAR's New Format Impact Qualifying at BMS?
This afternoon, NASCAR announced significant changes to its current qualifying format in all national series.
At Bristol and other tracks measuring less than 1.25 miles, qualifying consists of two rounds. The first round lasts 30 minutes and includes all entered cars/trucks. Following a 10-minute break, the fastest 12 machines from the first session run an additional 10-minute round to determine starting positions one through 12. All remaining starting positions are based on times posted in the first round.
This new, innovative approach enhances both competition and excitement, but how does it impact the already-intense pressure inside The Last Great Colosseum?
What are your thoughts on how the new format changes qualifying on the high banks of Bristol?
New qualifying rules for @NASCAR 2014 season should really mix it up. I expect a lot more actions for fans and even more games from Teams.
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) January 22, 2014