TOP STORY NO. 14: DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS

Every time I have an excuse to include a scene from “Swingers,” I try and do it. My editor usually removes these clips. But when you talk about doubling down and have an excuse to see Vince Vaughn when he weighed 37 pounds, we’re all big winners.  Oh yeah, I forgot to mention double-file restarts, which got me thinking about doubling down, which you should always do on 11. WHAT HAPPENED?Back in June, NASCAR implemented double-file restarts for cars on the lead lap. ...

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DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS MADE CHICAGO FUN

It has been a common occurrence recently. Green flag waves. Fast car takes the lead. Fast car sets sail. Other cars get close after restart. Fast car sets sail again. Checkered flag waves. It could have been that kind of race in Chicago.At the end of the day the fastest car, which was driven by Mark Martin, won the race. I submit that justice was served. Thanks to the double-file restart, at least things were interesting. The second-fastest car of the night, Jimmie Jo ...

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NASCAR OKS DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS

In a bow to fans, NASCAR announced Thursday that it will implement double-file restarts starting this Sunday at the Pocono 500. That means the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side on the restart. Points leader Tony Stewart is on board with the change. “The good thing is that when they drop the green, you’re going to be racing with the guys you’re racing for position instead of trying to clear lapped cars," Stewart said. A NASCAR press release also q ...

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