National, Regional series' new testing policy announced

NASCAR Suspends 2009 Testing For Its Three National And Two Regional Racing Series; Move Will Provide Significant Cost Savings For Teams DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending...

NASCAR Suspends 2009 Testing For Its Three National And Two Regional Racing Series; Move Will Provide Significant Cost Savings For Teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending testing for its three national and two regional racing series for the 2009 season.

Testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Regional Touring Series at tracks hosting any of those events are included in the 2009 policy.

NASCAR reached this decision following several months of discussion with the teams regarding testing, coupled with the current economic conditions. The suspension of testing should save the industry millions of dollars.

"This is a significant move during an unusual time for all of us," said NASCAR President Mike Helton in making the announcement. "NASCAR has routinely adjusted its test policy over the years to reflect current conditions. This is another example of that."

-credit: nascar

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