Southern Race Week host William Barber has over 20 years of experience as a journalist, motorsports marketing and even had his time as a race car owner and sponsor.
He attended his first race at the age of three with his dad at their local dirt
track and was hooked from that day. He began in media sales and publishing
before moving into TV & Radio broadcasting. William has also been an
Executive Producer and host of motorsports TV programs for national and
regional cable networks.
“We are adding more and more local drivers to our list to interviews and have partnered with nearly every track we can find….if it has four wheels and goes fast
Southern Race Week team will cover it.” said Barber.
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NASCAR NEW RULES – CLEAR DEFINITIONS FOR TEAMS..
NASCAR has an oft-stated goal to constantly improve our
core product. To that end, NASCAR has launched a wide-ranging initiative to transform its Competition model in the following areas: Governance, Rules, Deterrence / Penalties and Officiating / Inspection.
At the direction of Brian France, NASCAR began a careful
evaluation of Competition in 2012, working with world-class consulting firm,McKinsey & Company, which has been retained at times by almost every major sport in America and globally, and long-time automotive executive Brent Dewar.
A steering committee led by Mike Helton, Steve O’Donnell,
Gene Stefanyshyn, Robin Pemberton and Steve Phelps guided four internal ‘working teams’ to create a blueprint for transforming Competition in the areas of Rules, Governance, Deterrence / Penalties and Officiating / Inspection.
There have been two primary goals from the outset –
continue to modernize Competition by injecting science and technology into all of our operations – as Brian France has repeatedly declared – and position NASCAR as a leader in the sports and entertainment marketplace of the future
We are now actively engaged in dialogue with industry
stakeholders on the proposals and ideas this project has yielded and that communication will continue over the next several months. The ideas have been very positively received and we’ve been given great feedback that has made some of the proposed changes even stronger.
The working teams have developed blueprints for 11
initiatives within the four key areas. They are:
· Move rule-making from Officiating to R&D
· Enhance effectiveness of appeals process by
redefining process and appeals board member criteria
· Simplify rulebook and increase objectivity by
replacing written rules with CAD designs
· Enhance parts approval by formalizing
submission and approval process
· Increase consistency of rule interpretation
across National Series
Penalty / Deterrence
· Strengthen deterrence model to reduce
inspection required to ensure competitive racing
Officiating / Inspection
· Increase use of technology on pit road
· Maintain rigor of inspection while creating
greater efficiency in the entire process
· Improve efficiency of process by creating
race team inspection scheduling system
· Enhance effectiveness of inspection through
data collection and trend analysis
· Create unified inspecting and officiating
model across National Series
The work on this has just begun. A number of ideas will
be implemented in time for the 2014 season and many will require more time. It is our goal to have the full scope of what is outlined today in place for the start of the 2015 season. We will be careful and deliberate as we roll out these important changes to how we operate in this critical area.