DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR is considering several technical changes that could limit the two-car hookups that dominated the first race of the season.
The exhibition Budwesier Shootout featured a dramatically different style of racing as drivers hooked up in pairs because it was the fastest way around Daytona International Speedway.
It was fast - Michael Waltrip at one point topped 206 mph - and a stark contrast from the previous tight pack racing that fans have embraced at Daytona.
Teams say ideas being discussed by NASCAR are changes to the cooling systems that would reduce the number of laps two cars can stay hooked together. Among them would be a pressure-release valve in the water system, and adjustments in the opening of the front grill.
Another proposal is a change in the size of the restrictor plate.
NASCAR officials say only that they are considering several different options for the Feb. 20 season-opening Daytona 500.

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