Topic: Rookie driver question
We have added a new, rookie driver to our team who will be racing for the first time at NCM this year. Since the race times are published I was going to put together the driver schedule like I do for every race. I'm curious where in the sequence he should go and what others have done with new team members. I'm thinking of starting him last on Saturday as I figure attrition and black flags will thin the field a bit. Then on Sunday make him drive 2nd or 3rd so that he doesn't have to deal with traffic at the start and red mist drivers at the end.
What else should I have him do to prepare for the race? Watch accident videos from past races on Youtube and say, "Don't do that"? I'm really trying to impress upon him that the most important thing is not speed, not his line, but situational awareness and staying out of the way of faster cars.