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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Tyler Reddick Fends Off Byron and Busch for his First 23XI Win at COTA

Tyler Reddick fends off Byron and Busch for his First 23XI Win at COTA on Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix.

The NASCAR Cup Series went to Austin, Texas to race the first road course of the 2023 campaign. The Circuit of the Americas hosted a 68-lap race featuring former Formula-1 champions Kimi Raikkonen and Jensen Button and IMSA racer Jordan Taylor. The NASCAR Cup Series had some road course competition as these three featured drivers are highly respected in their separate leagues. The influx of drivers from other series made this race fun to watch on Sunday.

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Tyler Reddick Wins his First 23XI NASCAR Cup Series Race at COTA

Tyler Reddick wins his first 23XI NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA on Sunday in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas – Tyler Reddick prevailed in three overtime restarts to claim his first trophy of the year – and first with his new team, 23XI Racing, with a 1.411-second victory over two-time series champion Kyle Busch in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix – the NASCAR Cup Series’ first road course race of the season.

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Kyle Larson Sweeps the NASCAR Weekend at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Chevrolet, celebrates in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 21, 2022, in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson sweeps the NASCAR weekend at The Glen with a NASCAR Cup Series win in the Go Bowling at The Glen on Sunday afternoon.

For the second-consecutive day, Kyle Larson took his first lead of the race with five laps remaining and held off road course ace and fellow Californian A.J. Allmendinger for a trophy. Larson completed the rare weekend sweep at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International Sunday afternoon with a clutch win in the NASCAR Cup Series’ Go Bowling at the Glen.

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Lewis Hamilton Emerges Victorious in Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory in Malaysia  Photo - Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory in Malaysia
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led flag-to-flag to claim his first win of the 2014 Formula One season in Malaysia. It was the driver’s first victory in the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix.

Hamilton won the pole for the race despite wet conditions in qualifying. Once the green flag dropped, the 2008 champ was out on a Sunday drive. Continue reading