JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - NASCAR tweaked its restart rules and will allow the second-place driver to beat the leader to the start-finish line.
The announcement was made Sunday at the pre-race driver meeting and goes into effect immediately. Drivers have been complaining about the way its been policed for much of the season and many fans argued NASCAR missed a call last week when it didn't flag Carl Edwards for allegedly jumping the final restart of the race at Richmond.
Edwards clearly beat leader Paul Menard to the line, wasn't penalized and won the race. NASCAR said Menard spun his tires.
Going forward, the leader controls the start in the restart zone. But once the green flag waves, the second-place car can beat the leader to the line.

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