DOVER, Del. – NASCAR has announced that they will double the size of the restart zone for this weekend’s events at Dover Int’l Speedway from 70 feet to 140 feet.
The sanctioning body also plans to lengthen the restart zone for the remainder of the 2015 events after Dover. The exact increase for each track will be determined on an at-track basis.
NASCAR’s current restart rules have not changed. Drivers must still line up double file and the leader will continue to be the control car during each restart, meaning the second-place car will not be allowed to take off before the leader in the restart zone.
NASCAR has come under fire recently because of questionable restarts. Last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Brad Keselowski was penalized by NASCAR for jumping a late-race restart.