Texas Motor Speedway comments on green-white-checker revision

Originally-From: Jessica Brown <jbrown@texasmotorspeedway.com> FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 11, 2010) -- The following is a statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding NASCAR's revision of its green/white checkered...

Originally-From: Jessica Brown <jbrown@texasmotorspeedway.com>

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 11, 2010) -- The following is a statement from Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage regarding NASCAR's revision of its green/white checkered rule. NASCAR now will allow a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the white flag. If the leader has taken the white flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously there was only one restart attempt. The new procedure will be implemented beginning with today's running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Gatorade Duel at Daytona and will apply to all three national series.

"The one attempt has been a loophole in the green/white checkered rule and now the loophole has been closed after seeing a great Budweiser Shootout finish in that fashion. From a promoter's perspective, we want our fans to leave our race weekend talking about a dramatic ending to a great race and NASCAR should be applauded for providing the opportunity more than once should the circumstances dictate. NASCAR is listening to the fans on another issue and that benefits all of us in the sport."

-source: tms

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