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September 14, 2013


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So what about letting a car by early in the race to get a point for leading a lap? By my reading, that's a no-no, but do they sneak it in under the "yielding to a faster car" example? And then aren't we back to "Fernando is faster than you" territory? And this is going to be a mess at Daytona and Talladega, where NASCAR's restrictor plates have made teamwork and strategy a necessary part of racing 100% for the best possible finish. I understand what they're trying to do here, and certainly the goal is laudable, but this just seems like an enforcement nightmare waiting to happen.


You could probably argue that unless it's late in the race, letting a teammate lead a lap probably won't alter the outcome, and if it's a no call for every team, it probably not the championship either. I think NASCAR is trying to police intent here, which will be very challenging.

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