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I like the no raceing back to the line rule to me it evens the playing field no one is giving a team mate a free trip. With that being said I do not like the lucky dog if a driver goe's a lap down they need to get it back under green.

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I like the no raceing back to the line rule to me it evens the playing field no one is giving a team mate a free trip. With that being said I do not like the lucky dog if a driver goe's a lap down they need to get it back under green.

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I feel the same way. No racing back to the line is much safer, so they got that part of it right. The lucky dog never has made sense to me. You work so hard to put a competitor down a lap so that it makes it harder for him to beat you, then you have to give it right back. :)

 

My Dad used to race dirt cars some when I was a kid, and we discussed this quite a bit before he died. We kept going back to one thing. When you are coming up through the "Minor Leagues" of racing, such as the dirt tracks all around you guys in TN or the small asphault tracks, the rule is simple. If there is a caution, you go back to the previously scored lap, and that is how you line up on a restart. If you are a lap down, you don't get it back for free! Of course, with today's technology, (scoring and timing loops, etc.) it's easier for NASCAR to score the positions more accurately at the time of the crash.

 

I see no logical need for giving someone something back if they haven't earned it. Too many races have been won by cars that had been lapped at one time or the other during the race, since they put this rule in place. I believe my driver, Dale Jr., has even one a race that way, but it still doesn't make it right.

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