How Does NASCAR Reduce the Chaos on Overtime Restarts at Road Courses?

How does NASCAR reduce the chaos on overtime restarts at road courses? This commentary explores possible solutions for consideration. The answer is not an easy one.

The NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas/COTA was one of the best races in a long time, providing good racing action for everyone, The race showcases varying pit strategies, red-hot battles on the track, and drivers having to walk the delicate tightrope between running hard enough to hold position while trying to conserve fuel. Sadly, the entertainment value of the race came undone at the end with a late caution leading to several overtime restarts and chaos. 

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Joey Logano Makes a Winning Pass on the Last Lap at Atlanta

On Sunday afternoon, Joey Logano makes a winning pass on the last lap at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter 400.

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to the east coast for a 400-mile showdown at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is the second year that Atlanta is showcasing its reconfiguration which was done in 2021. The banking in the corners was increased and the track was made significantly narrower. The track races like a superspeedway with drivers running in large packs. The two races in 2022 showed how unpredictable the action can be. 

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Joey Logano Earns a Dominant Victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta

On Sunday afternoon, Joey Logano earns a dominant victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Ambetter 400

HAMPTON, Ga.—Deftly maneuvering his No. 22 Ford through the final two laps of Sunday’s Ambetter Health 400, Joey Logano finished the NASCAR Cup Series race where he started—at the front of the field.

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A Year Later, Brad Keselowski has a New Perspective on his Atlanta Penalties

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 10: Brad Keselowski, the driver of the #6 Castrol Edge Ford, prepares to practice for the NASCAR Cup Series United Rentals Work United 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 10, 2023, in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A year later, Brad Keselowski has a new perspective on his Atlanta penalties in the NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams should take note, but will they?

Brad Keselowski and RKF Racing had a great start to their 2022 season. That momentum changed on March 24, 2022, after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR issued severe penalties to the RFK team for the modification to a single source part. Their driver and owner points were docked 100 points apiece with a ten playoff points deduction. The No. 6 crew chief Matt McCall was fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four points-paying races. The team appealed the penalties, but their appeal failed and the penalties were upheld. On Saturday, Keselowski spoke with the media and gave a new perspective on those penalties after a year of reflection.

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Tyler Reddick Avoids Tire Troubles to Win at Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 25: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 Lenovo/ThinkEdge Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on September 25, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Tyler Reddick avoids tire troubles to win at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday.

The second round of the 2022 playoffs kicked off with a 500-mile race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a hot weekend that limited the handling ability of several next-gen racecar drivers. Texas Motor Speedway’s surface is extremely slick, and it seems that drivers have to tiptoe around this track to avoid spinning out. With a NASCAR Cup Series championship on the line, we will see which drivers throw caution to the wind with aggressive driving and strategies heading into the Round of 12. 

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