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NASCAR America: Pete Pistone on possible ‘cone rule,’ top Toyota driver

Pete Pistone of SiriusXM NASCAR Radio joins NASCAR America to reveal who he believes is the top Toyota driver, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr.

SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Pete Pistone dropped by NASCAR America Wednesday for his weekly appearance on the show.

Pistone discussed with Nate Ryan and Steve Letarte his thoughts on a possible “cone rule” that would determine the lineup on restarts (and prevent drivers from stopping at the end of pit road) and also a SiriusXM NASCAR Radio fan poll about who is Toyota’s top driver of the moment, Martin Truex Jr. or Kyle Busch.

On the cone rule: “I’m against another rule, that’s kind of where I am here. ... It’s gamesmanship, I get it. ... I would hate to think that NASCAR has to intervene, guys, to save them from themselves. I personally think this is something that would take care of itself.”

Letarte agreed, saying such a rule would be “impossible to enforce.”

“Enough already with the rules,” Letarte said. “This is about competition. If I want to slam on the brakes on that pit road for the name of competition. So be it. That’s like saying a quarterback can’t take a knee. ‘No, you have to have a real play. You can’t just take a knee.’ Enough is enough and the rulebook is already thick enough.”

Watch the video for the full discussion of topics.