NASCAR adopts on-track incident procedure

System which was introduced in a bulletin last August, is officially added to the rule book.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR added bulletin10.4.2.1 On-Track Incident Procedure to its online rulebook on Thursday.
The rule includes:

During an Event, if a vehicle is involved in an on track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the vehicle (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:

  • Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower driver’s window net.
  • Do not loosen, disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a NASCAR Official.
  • After being directed to exit the vehicle, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance or other vehicle as directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR Official.
  • At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron.
  • At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle.

All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed as outlined in Section Yellow Flag/Pit Entry Flag/Light, use extreme care as they approach an incident scene, and follow any directions given by safety personnel or NASCAR Officials.


Vehicles in line behind the safety vehicle should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Daytona 500
Track Daytona International Speedway
Article type Breaking news