By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR on Wednesday issued a bulletin outlining modifications to its written warning policy that was implemented earlier this season. With the modifications, all teams with ongoing counts of written warnings have had those counts reset to zero.
Under the new system, teams will be penalized upon the receipt of every fourth written warning. That penalty will be the loss of pit selection for one race, a penalty that can not be appealed.
Previously, when teams received written warnings during two-consecutive race weekends, teams received a P1 penalty from NASCAR that could take the form of a pit selection penalty or a loss of practice time.
If the fourth written warning for a given team comes before the pit selection process on a given weekend, the penalty will be served that same weekend. If it comes later in the race weekend, it will be served the next race weekend.
The modifications take effect immediately, so they’ll make their debut this weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity series at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. The changes affect all three national divisions of NASCAR (also including the Camping World Truck Series).
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