DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Under a new initiative designed to limit at-track personnel in 2018, NASCAR released its first list of team rosters Saturday for a race weekend in its premier series.
In addition to the crew chief, Cup teams will be permitted 12 road crew members weekly (though teams that are running the Daytona 500 and The Clash will be permitted to bring four extra members).
Teams fielding one to two cars also are allowed three management-style spots (competition vice president, technical director, IT support). Teams fielding three to four cars get those spots plus a fourth staff member for IT.
NASCAR will monitor the rosters by scanning identification chips. It also will use rosters in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series.
Cup teams presented the idea of having a defined number of team members to NASCAR, which helped formalize the structure.
The rosters also included each team’s five-member pit crew (which also has new regulations this season).