Teams will no longer be able to communicate with one another next season under new guidelines implemented by NASCAR.
The sanctioning body will reportedly end the practice of crew chiefs, team members, drivers or spotters talking to one another during races in an effort to break up the two-car drafting tandems at restrictor plate races in Daytona and Talladega.
Last year several teams used in-car communication to discuss drafting options with competitors and help orchestrate the nose-to-tail drafting practice that many fans have come to despise.
While teams will still be allowed to communicate inside an organization they will no longer be allowed to talk with others beginning with Speedweeks in Daytona next February.
Last year some drivers had the ability to talk with more than 20 others via in-car radio.
An official announcement has not yet come from NASCAR, which issued this statement regarding radio communication:
"We are having and will continue to have discussions with the race teams about radio communication, in particular, teams communicating between one another during events and expect to have a policy in place for the 2012 season."
NASCAR is expected to implement other changes to the restrictor plate as well as engine cooling systems to continue the effort to eradicate the two-car tandems.
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