Atlanta Gets Lapped, Rule Change Needed

Angela WolfContributor IMarch 12, 2009

I'm not sure if it's just me, but it seems it's just not very exciting to follow a race when the drivers get to be three laps down (and this wasn't just a few of them at Atlanta), and have no hope of getting it back.

I do believe the only one to get two laps back last week was Tony Stewart. I would like to see a possible rule change that would give back that hope to the drivers.

Would NASCAR consider giving not only the first car a lap down their lap back when a caution flies, but also the first car two laps down, and so forth?

That would then put that car that was two laps down, down to one lap down and the first car three laps down would go to two laps down. 

I think it would give drivers hope of getting to the front again, and make it more exciting for the fans. 

It makes sense to me.

I'm curious how others feel about this. 

Thanks  ANG