Can anyone give a brief summary of changes ...
Ok, I read over the new rules for points ... it's even more confusing than it use to be.Here's a pretty good summation of the changes:
...and if you want a good headache, here's a more indepth explanation of the new point system:
Overall, I like the removal of damaged cars, and I think the traveling medical team and new inspection procedures are good moves; however, the race "stages" and in-race points are just another contrived mess trying to manufacture fake all-star race drama into every event, IMO.
Ok, I read over the new rules for points ... it's even more confusing than it use to be.
Now we have segments and PLAYOFF points awarded ... Ok, Are they going to stop the races at these points and have a restart, or just keep going and the computers tell who gets awarded the points ?
Ok, that's just stupid ....Competition caution will be thrown at end of stage for drivers to pit if they choose and next stage will begin with drop of green flag racing.
The 5 minute clock seems like a bad idea ...Not sure what these guys didn't understand. The first year I had to run the mile in elementary school, my third grade gym class the teacher said, if you want to run 1.5 miles run the outside of the track, if you just want to run a mile keep to the inside. It really baffled me that when it became obvious fuel might be a factor no one attempted to go low except Logano and Blaney. I'm glad Jeff Gordon made that point in the post race. Thrilling finish at the end. While my boy Logano didn't crack the top 5, glad Blaney got second after I thought he was completely out of it a few times.
Absolutly love that if your car is damaged and goes behind the wall, no more repairs. You're done! That should have been enacted years ago. Between that and now with no more replaceable panels and such, that's less debris that has a chance to fall of, so less of the so called 'phantom' cautions. Not sure how I feel about the 5 minute clock or the segments yet.
But then I heard him say if you make minimum speed the clock ends .... now that's not the way I understood it.