NASCAR announces qualifying order changes

The qualifying order for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will be

set only on the first practice session, starting with next week’s

race in Pocono.

NASCAR had previously used all of its practice sessions to

determine the qualifying order, which will remain grouped from the

slowest cars going first and the fastest cars last.

NASCAR also says it’ll no longer separate cars that are locked

into a race and ones that must qualify on speed.

The Truck and Nationwide series won’t separate those cars,

either, and the changes in those circuits will start will start

this weekend.

But the Truck and Nationwide events will stick with using all of

their sessions to set qualifying orders.