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NASCAR plans major changes

NASCAR is set to make significant changes to the motor sport and the way it is officiated, with the announcement of 11 proposals to be implemented for the 2015 season.

Among the initiatives revealed in a press conference yesterday, NASCAR officials will be a united body rather than in its current split format between the various racing series.

Proposals are also on the table to invest in more technology to broadcast pit data to race fans at the track and on television. Other plans include simplifying its team appeal process and regulations.

NASCAR senior vice-president Steve O’Donnell said at the conference: “I think it’s a change in how we do business going forward. Ultimately, it's just a better way for us to move forward and be more transparent with the teams. I would also say that it would certainly help with the folks gathered in this room, with the media and the fans.”