Through two weeks, it's apparent that NASCAR's group qualifying procedures are more entertaining and intriguing than the one-by-one qualifying sessions that had been a NASCAR staple through 2013.
But it doesn't mean they're not a work in progress.
After Friday's qualifying session at Las Vegas, the first session at a 1.5 mile track, the length of circuit that dominates the Sprint Cup Series, drivers were still outspoken about an aspect of qualifying that NASCAR says it's not looking to change immediately.
Heck, Brian Vickers called it "the most dangerous thing I've ever done in a race car."
What's that aspect? In order to prevent teams from opening the hood on cars while they're stationed on pit road, NASCAR has outlawed teams from hooking up outside cooling systems to the cars. Therefore, teams have resorted to running laps at speeds you see cars in your neighborhood drive to cool their engines before making another qualifying attempt.
Clint Bowyer likes the knockout format and calledRead More »from While NASCAR hasn't tweaked group qualifying yet, some drivers suggest an important change may be needed