Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Last yearÂ Carl Edwards finished the season in fourth in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup standings and second in the Nationwide Series.
Don’t expect that to happen again. Drivers in NASCAR’s three series — Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks — will not be allowed to accrue points in more than one series for the 2011 season, according to a report from NASCAR.com.
Sprint Cup drivers such as Edwards, last year’s Nationwide winnerÂ Brad Keselowski, and 2010 Nationwide wins leaderÂ Kyle Busch will no longer be allowed to chase two titles at once.
Rumors of several changes to NASCAR have swirled ahead of the sport’s “competition update” slated for Jan. 21, but it appears the series designation is one that will go into effect this season.
“The brand-new license forms that are out, there’s a box and in it, it states that you have to mark — put an X — what championship you’re running for,” driverÂ Kenny Wallace told NASCAR.com.
“A driver will only be permitted to earn driver championship points in one of the following three series: NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” Wallace said, reading his application. “Please select the series in which you would like to accumulate driver championship points. Choose one.”
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp told NASCAR.com that questions about the three series will be answered next week at the competition update.