Group of NASCAR drivers form independent council

NASCAR’s top drivers have once again unified to form an independent council to gain a collective voice in decisions that affect the sport. 

By

Sports

February 11, 2022 - 2:58 PM

Nationwide Series drivers Regan Smith (7), Parker Kligerman (77), and Elliott Sadler (11) draft close together during a restart in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Allison Long/Kansas City Star/MCT)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s top drivers have once again unified to form an independent council to gain a collective voice in decisions that affect the sport. 

The Drivers Advisory Council announced on Friday is a more organized effort than a previous attempt to unify in 2014. A board of directors has been established and retired driver and current NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton agreed to oversee the effort. 

The board is comprised of seven members that represent teams from the front and back of the Cup Series starting grid. Each board member will serve as a representative to a smaller group of drivers. 

Related
February 7, 2022
April 8, 2020
March 30, 2020
March 24, 2020