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NASCAR To Limit Cup Drivers Racing In Other National Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 16

NASCAR today announced its driver participation guidelines for the '17 season, limiting the number of events a Cup series driver can race in the lower Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. Cup drivers with more than five years of full-time experience will be eligible to run a maximum 10 Xfinity ra...

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