NASCAR changes green-white-checker rule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR officials are making a change to its green-white-checker rule, providing up to three attempts at a green-flag finish after late-race crashes that would otherwise cause races to finish under caution.
The change was announced Thursday at a drivers' meeting before the afternoon qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway.
Under the previous rule, officials would add two green-flag laps to the end of a race to avoid a finish under yellow after a late-race accident -- but only try it once.
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