NASCAR Cup Series drivers announce on Friday morning the formation of the Drivers Advisory Council.
This council is an independent body of eligible members that, through its passion for competition and sustainability of racing, is devoted to further develop the areas of safety in NASCAR, growing and enhancing the sport, also maximizing the opportunities for drivers to accomplish success both on and off the race track.
The Drivers Advisory Council is made up of current and former NASCAR Cup Series drivers, who will work with key stakeholders within the Industry.
A total of Seven drivers will serve as Board of Directors for the newly formed Council: Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Corey LaJoie, Joey Logano, Kyle Petty, and Daniel Suarez.
“As a current driver and also a team owner, I now see things from a different perspective and that has made me appreciate the importance of collaboration across the industry. The new council will deliver a unified, collective voice from the drivers to help address any challenges we face and help accomplish the common goals the industry shares.” – Denny Hamlin
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“Collaboration is critical to our growth, and we welcome any opportunity to strengthen communication with our drivers,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer. “We often look to drivers for input when making decisions that affect the sport, and the Drivers Advisory Council will help streamline that communication. Working together, we will continue to deliver the great NASCAR racing experience our fans expect and deserve.”
Jeff Burton, former NASCAR driver will head the effort in conjunction with the Board of Directors he will serve as Director of the council.