IndyCar drops double-file restarts for season - NBC Sports

IndyCar drops double-file restarts for season
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Will Power of Australia pulls onto pitt row after taking the pole position during qualifying for the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Friday, June 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
June 6, 2014, 10:32 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) IndyCar will not use double-file restarts the rest of the season.

The decision to modify the restarts comes on the eve of Saturday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway, the first race double-file restarts were scheduled to be used this season.

IndyCar had planned to use double-file restarts at all oval tracks except Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series uses single-file restarts on road and street courses.

IndyCar president of competition and operations Derrick Walker says dropping double-file restarts eliminates a potential advantage to the drivers in the desirable lane during the re-start.

Walker says IndyCar also will place drivers in the same running order they were prior to the caution.

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