NASCAR plans to revise its qualifying procedure for all three national series at superspeedway races for the remainder of the season at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway.
Beginning in May at Talladega, there will be two rounds of qualifying with drivers turning one timed lap. The top 12 will advance to the final round. Each driver will take a warm-up lap, the timed lap and a cool-down lap before returning to pit road.
Based on a random draw, vehicles will line up on pit road for the first round -- rather than nose in or nose out in a pit stall -- and NASCAR will release drivers at a predetermined interval. The sanctioning body reserves the right to have more than one vehicle on track at a time.
It's likely that two vehicles will be on track at the same time, but the second vehicle won't impede or help the one it follows on track.
Following each lap, NASCAR will impound vehicles, and there will be a 10-minute break between rounds. Only during that break may teams make adjustments, and they will only be allowed to adjust tape and use a cool-down unit at that time.
The final round qualifying order will be set from slowest to fastest speeds in the first round with starting positions 1-12 determined by the fastest laps in that second session.