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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NASCAR Leadership is Optimistic about the Future of the Sport


AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 04: NASCAR President Steve Phelps (L) and NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell speak to the media during the NASCAR annual State of the Sport address at Phoenix Raceway on November 04, 2022, in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR leadership is optimistic about the future of the sport during Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway

PHOENIX, Ariz. – In a wide-ranging hour-long question and answer session Friday morning at Phoenix Raceway, NASCAR President Steve Phelps and Chief Operating Officer Steve O’Donnell addressed the media, delivering an upbeat update on the state of the sport and addressing issues from scheduling, leadership, diversity and the status of the Next Gen car heading into the 2023 season, which marks the sport’s 75th anniversary. 

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Sonoma, Iowa NASCAR Race Review and Hot Topics Sound Off on Fan4Racing Radio

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala on Fan4Racing Radio for the Sonoma, Iowa NASCAR Race Review, and Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala on Fan4Racing Radio for the Sonoma, Iowa NASCAR Race Review, and Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

In this episode, we’ll review the ARCA Menards, ARCA East, and Sioux Chief Showdown Series race at Iowa Speedway along with some Short Track racing news. 

Then, we review the NASCAR Cup, Truck, and ARCA West Series races at Sonoma Raceway along with post-race audio from Daniel Suarez, driver of the No. 99 Team Trackhouse Chevrolet after his first Cup Series victory. We’ll include some updates from the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

We end this episode with Hot Topics Sound-Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

During this segment and in the last half-hour, we have audio from Ben Kennedy, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation discussing the return of the Busch Light Clash to the LA Coliseum for 2023. He includes a couple of comments about the Next Gen car too. 

As alwaysThanks for listening!

Daniel Suarez gets his First NASCAR Cup Series Victory at Sonoma

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 12: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #99 Onx Homes/Renu Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 12, 2022, in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Daniel Suarez gets his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday afternoon.

Listen to post-race audio from Daniel Suarez, on Fan4Racing Radio at 9 pm ET Monday, June 13th.

“Win Numero Uno.” Those were the words on the flag Mexican driver Daniel Suárez held out the window of his No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet as he turned celebratory donuts on the frontstretch of Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway Sunday afternoon in the ecstatic first moments of his first-ever NASCAR Cup Series victory.

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Kyle Larson’s Late-Race Heroics Earns an Auto Club Victory 

#FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 27, 2022, in Fontana, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson’s late-race heroics earns an Auto Club victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, CA.

After a one-year break, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to Fontana, California for the Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway. This track has been one of the most fun tracks to race at for obvious reasons. Wide, sweeping corners and an abrasive surface have drivers begging for new tires after the first fifteen laps. Multiple grooves will work at this track; the trick is finding the correct one. 

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