Earlier this week NASCAR announced it was changing the way qualifying order is done in the Nationwide and Trucks series beginning this weekend in Kansas and Chicagoland.

    The Sprint Cup series will also adapt the change beginning next weekend at Pocono, where the qualifying order will be set with every car ranked slowest to fastest based on their first practice session speed only.

    In theory, the change should allow teams not locked in the field by owner’s points a better opportunity to win the pole each week.

    If for some reason the first practice does not take place, NASCAR will use the second practice to set the qualifying order.