NASCAR to ban sway bars?

NASCAR distributed a survey to Nextel Cup Series crew chiefs June 11th asking if they would like to have sway bars removed for all oval races.

According to NASCAR rules, rear sway bars, which are optional, are only supposed to be used as anti-roll bars and not as a torsion bar to allow the car to travel quicker through the turns..

But teams have toyed with the sway bar, including the No. 88 Robert Yates Racing team during the May 6 race weekend at Richmond International Raceway, which resulted in a four-week suspension of crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe.

"It's a very useful tool, especially at a Martinsville, Richmond, places like that," NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Director John Darby said. "We see less and less and less and less cars using them when you get away from the Martinsville or Richmond [type tracks]. More at NASCAR Daily Scene

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