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Following strange Daytona, NASCAR to consider qualifying changes at restrictor-plate tracks

David Gilliland talks with reporters after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race after the event was shortened due to rain at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

David Gilliland talks with reporters after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race after the event was shortened due to rain at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

That strange qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway might end up being a one-time thing.

NASCAR executive Robin Pemberton says rules could be tweaked to prevent teams from trying to scheme ways to post the fastest laps during the three knockout stages.

Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition, says "we'll sit down and we'll talk about some of these things toward the latter stages of the year and see what we may rub on and do a little changing or some things like that."

NASCAR's new qualifying rules were used for the first time at Daytona in the Sprint Cup Series on Friday, and it produced some head-scratching moments as groups of cars slowed to a crawl around the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway.