At Daytona 500, 'all bets are off'

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton offered up an entertaining answer on Saturday when asked if teams might still employ "bump drafting" in the final lap of the Daytona 500 in an attempt to win.

“When it comes down to the trophy, the check and the trophy queen, all bets are off,” he said.

“I expect them to run hard at the end (of the race) and make sure they are around for the end of the race and make sure they are positioned where they can get (to the checkered flag). There is no telling what you’ll see.”

That may end up ranking up there with "Boys, have at it" as one of NASCAR's most quotable statements.