|NASCAR to relax in effort to energize sport|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 13 October 2010 13:14|
NASCAR chairman Brian France says the goal is to ``open it up'' as an answer to criticism that the sport has grown stale.
Television ratings and attendance have slumped in recent years and NASCAR has held a series of meetings with its competitors to determine how best to improve the sport.
In addition to some internal restructuring and a transition from a wing to a spoiler on the race car, NASCAR will now permit bump-drafting at Daytona and Talladega and more contact on the race track.
France says NASCAR wants the drivers ``mixing it up.''