Nascar goes to knockout qualifying

The Butler

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In a drastic change to what the Sprint Cup Series has used for most of its history, cars will no longer qualify for the race based on a two-lap, solo run around the track.

Beginning the week after the Daytona 500, NASCAR will use knockout qualifying -- popularized in Formula One and IndyCar -- to set the field.

NASCAR changes qualifying format, adds eliminations

Could be interesting and make for better TV.