How do you think NASCAR's testing ban will impact racing next year?

It was just announced at Homestead. Here's the link to the story on NASCAR.com. http://www.nascar.com/2008/news/headlines/official/11/14/testing.ban/index.html They have banned ALL testing at sanctioned tracks, including the ones used for Nationwide and truck races. It will save the owners some money but will... show more It was just announced at Homestead. Here's the link to the story on NASCAR.com. http://www.nascar.com/2008/news/headline...
They have banned ALL testing at sanctioned tracks, including the ones used for Nationwide and truck races. It will save the owners some money but will Jack, Rick and others test at non NASCAR tracks anyway? What impact will this have on smaller teams with less data and especially on the newer drivers? Thank you.
Update: Does NASCAR purposely leave loopholes in their policies? Is this just a diversionary tactic to make it LOOK like they are sensitive to the economic problems of some teams? It do not think it will have much of an impact.
Update 2: Beth, that would be the only way to make it work but then a couple of teams would probably build underground, super secret tunnel tracks or something LOL It just blows my mind that NASCAR thinks these lame policies will solve any of the problems plaguing the owners or tighten the gap between the haves and the... show more Beth, that would be the only way to make it work but then a couple of teams would probably build underground, super secret tunnel tracks or something LOL It just blows my mind that NASCAR thinks these lame policies will solve any of the problems plaguing the owners or tighten the gap between the haves and the have nots. It's just more lip service from Brian and Mike in my opinion and most of you know that this will even help my favorite team. That doesn't mean I like it at all, it stinks!
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