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NASCAR releases statement on meeting with team owners about '16

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Brian France (L), CEO and chairman of NASCAR, and NASCAR chief communications officer Brett Jewkes attend a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Brian France (L), CEO and chairman of NASCAR, and NASCAR chief communications officer Brett Jewkes attend a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR met with Sprint Cup Series team owners on Tuesday to discuss and gather feedback on possible changes for the 2016 season.

Later, the sanctioning body released the following statement from Brett Jewkes, NASCAR senior vice president & chief communications officer, on the subjects discussed.

"Earlier today NASCAR met with all Sprint Cup Series owners and presented framework concepts for future qualification to compete in NASCAR's top national series with an eye toward implementing a new model for the 2016 season. The on-going dialogue with the entire industry has been very good and today's session was another productive step in that process. NASCAR, the tracks and the team owners all have the same collective goal: making the sport as strong and competitive as it can be for decades to come.

"Today's meeting was one step in the process. There is still a lot of work to be done and that will continue over the coming months. We understand there will be speculation and rumors related to the concepts outlined today, but would caution against coming to any conclusions as we work toward final decisions. When it is appropriate to do so, NASCAR will make an official announcement. In the meantime, we are excited about the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and this weekend's race at Dover."

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