NASCAR drivers still will be able to race in multiple series in 2011, but they must pick one in which to compete for a championship.
NASCAR.com reported Monday that the sanctioning body will hold a “competition update” on Jan. 21 at Daytona International Speedway, where it’s expected the new policy will be made official. NASCAR president Mike Helton and VP of competition Robin Pemberton will be present at the meeting, NASCAR.com reported.
At least one driver confirmed the plan Monday. Kenny Wallace told NASCAR.com his license application from NASCAR read in part: “A driver will only be permitted to earn driver championship points in one (1) of the following three series: NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Please select the series in which you would like to accumulate driver championship points. Choose one.”
Wallace, who has a full-time ride in the Nationwide Series, told NASCAR.com: “Of course I checked ‘Nationwide.'”