Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:00 AM
Updated: Jul 27, 2012 10:00 AM
Source: Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - NASCAR officials are mulling the elimination of the top-35 rule to put the focus back on speed in qualifying.
Since 2005, the top 35 in points have been guaranteed provisional starting spots at the next race, which has sometimes eliminated faster cars from starting the race.
The rule was designed to make sure full-time teams with big-name drivers and big sponsors did not miss the race, but that could change next season.