After much outcry from the fans of the sport, NASCAR has decided to implement double-file restarts, starting this weekend at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
On the surface, it seems like a fair system. Lapped cars currently restart on the inside, with the lead-lap cars starting on the outside. Many times, the cars on the inside do not have enough speed to keep up with the leaders of the race, so it would eliminate a big possibility of a fast car getting stuck behind a much slower car as racing resumes.
According to ESPN, Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick were two big proponents of the new change.
One thing that the new rule change does change is the chance for faster lapped cars to get their laps back. Once a car falls two or three laps behind, it will be much more difficult for the cars to get back onto the lead lap, without a significant amount of cautions and lucky dogs.
What are your thoughts on the new rule change that NASCAR has imposed?
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