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"Yellow LIne" revisited!

Posted on: February 8, 2009 6:08 pm

Double Yellow Line at Daytona = do not pass: In order to emphasize the yellow-line rule at Daytona International Speedway where passes are not permitted, NASCAR has made the single yellow line into a double-yellow line. The second yellow line was painted on the inside of the existing yellow line.(SceneDaily)(2-8-2009)

It's been a while since I blogged but with the start of the raing season upon us I'll try to do it with some regularity.

I copied the yellow line item from Jayski and also posted a thread on the autoboard. For those of you who don't know I have been fairly outspoken about how NASAR handles the "yellow line" (see my previous blog about Talladega No Calls). Now they paint another line on the track and give you the impression they (NASCAR) are going to do something different then in the past for anyone who improves their position by goin below the yellow line.

I have said it before and I'll say it again. Until NASCAR shows some resemblence of consistency It will still be a subjective call. Depending upon whom the subject is...bluejay

Category: Auto Racing

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2009 1:03 am

"Yellow LIne" revisited!

;   blujay I agree  with you on this, they need to have a rule and enforce it. But with that said I still think that nascar does do a good job at enforcing the rule. When caught the driver needs to give up the position if he attained it by passing below the line. If now position was gained then they contune racing.

;   Talladega and Daytona as you know are super speed ways and with the speed that they are carring and the " Draft and Bump Draft "  it makes for verry dangerous racing. As we saw Edwards pulling a Ricky Bobby flipping down the front stright. I think nascar listens to the drivers and fans, and acts swiftley with its rules. I think they try as much as they can to catch it. After all I beleave the Officalls in Motorsports, unlike any outher cant call a time out to discuss it, "GO UNDER THE HOOD" to see if there was a violation. 

;   And yes the big names do get away with more.  I dont know what to do about that we the fans make that happen. 

;  Just my thoughts on the yellow line.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2009 8:36 pm

"Yellow LIne" revisited!

fsu - I don't know if the 500 will have that many cautions but when the cars are in those big packs anything can happen. It wouldn't surprise my to see 3 passes under the yellow line. I am interested to see the penalties handed out, if any. What I will be watching is what is said at the drivers meeting about the yellow line and the "slam drafting". They usually show the part of the drivers meeting where Mike Helton addresses the yellow line on the pre-race show. It will undoubtedly be brought up and I'm sure we'll hear "out of bounds" more than once by DW & Larry Mac.

Now the Twins on Thursday could get pretty wild...bluejay

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2009 11:44 am

"Yellow LIne" revisited!

If the Budwieser Shootout was any indiction of yellow line crossing the 500 should be quite a show.I predict at least 10 yellow flags and at least 3 under the line pass's during the 500.

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