Not sure if the rule for "Green White Checkered" is different for cup than it is for ARCA, but the end of the ARCA raced seemed like the rule is last man or woman standing. They were wrecking on the white flag lap, and they would throw the red... do a big clean up... and then line them up again for a white flag/green flag last lap dash. Does anyone know if that is just an ARCA thing, or has it changed for other NASCAR divisions too?
The wrecks at the end of the race seemed unnecessary. I'm not even sure what to call what I just saw. Drivers pushing each other entering the corners, in the corners... places where it doesn't work and always ends in a wreck. And it did. Then they'd line them up... turn them loose, and wreck some more. My wife got home while I was watching, and she's a pretty savey TV racing fan and I think we were both kind of embarassed(?) at what we were watching. It just seemed wrong.
Having maybe 100(?) people in the stands made it even more uncomfortable to watch.
Did anybody else watch it?
I don't have an answer on how to fix it, but I do remember when the ARCA race was important enough for us one year to make the drive to Daytona a little earlier, to try to catch the ARCA Race and 500 qualifying (the Sunday before the 500.) We never did make it as we ended up getting snowbound in Lumberton NC for 3 days! I think it was 1971 or '72. Finally got out of Lumberton on Tuesday I think, and made it to Disney on Wed, then the Twins on Thursday, IROC and the Modifieds on Friday, The Permetex 300 on Saturday, and then the 500 on Sunday.