NASCAR has started to get smart…..
NASCAR lowers age limit for some series: NASCAR announced it was implementing a Learner’s Permit License for its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks beginning in 2010. The license will lower the age-limit for NASCAR-sanctioned tracks’ entry-level division from 16-years-old to 14. The change provides an intermediate step for young drivers looking to make the move from non-NASCAR beginner-level racing series to running at their NASCAR home track. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for its more than 55 sanctioned short tracks across North America. More than 10,000 drivers compete in the series annually.(NASCAR)
By allowing this it will keep some of the up and coming young guns like Chase Elliott , and the 2 Dillon boys ( both Grandsons to Richard cChildress )in a NASCAR ride. They ain’t completely stupid. But the way they are doing it is following along the NASCAR way, where they have complete control over the deal, they call it a learners permit… yeah right call it what it really is a conditional license. So that NASCAR can control who gets them and where they race . They are simply trying to keep the new and up coming young guns from going anywhere BUT NASCAR. Is it fair? Who knows but it is the way NASCAR has decided to do things….