|Sandbagging in All-Star race irritates fans|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 20 May 2012 09:27|
What few predicted, though, was the new format would encourage drivers to take it easy for portions of Saturday night's $1 million race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Now fans are upset winner Jimmie Johnson essentially sandbagged for 60 or so laps before turning it up for a final charge to his third All-Star race victory.
This year's format ensured the winners of each of the first four 20-lap segments would line up 1 through 4 for the mandatory final trip down pit road.
Then they only had to race back onto the track for a 10-lap sprint to the finish.