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The 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Green-White-Checker races:
2004 - 3 GWC races
Indianapolis 8/8/2004 [#24-Gordon won]
Phoenix 11/7/2004 [#8-Earnhardt Jr won]
Homestead 11/21/2004 [Stewart led at G-W-C, Biffle won]
2005 - 10 GWC races
Daytona 2/20/2005 [#24-Gordon won]
Talladega 5/1/2005 [#24-Gordon won]
Darlington 5/7/2005 [Newman led at G-W-C, Biffle won]
Pocono 6/12/2005 [#99-Edwards won]
Pocono 7/24/2005 [#97-Kurt Busch won]
Watkins Glen 8/14/2005 [#20-Tony Stewart won]
California 9/4/2005 [#5-Kyle Busch]
Dover 9/25/2005 [#48-Jimmie Johnson]
Talladega 10/2/2005 [Kenseth led at G-W-C, Jarrett won]
Charlotte 10/15/2005 [#48-Jimmie Johnson]
2006 - 7 GWC races
Daytona 2/19/2006 [#48-Jimmie Johnson won]
California 2/26/2006 [#17-Matt Kenseth won]
Las Vegas 3/12/2006 [#17-Kenseth led at G-W-C, #48-Johnson won]
Chicago 7/9/2006 [#24-Jeff Gordon won]
New Hampshire 7/16/2006 [#5 Kyle Busch won]
Texas 11/5/2006 [#20-Tony Stewart]
2007 - 7 GWC races
Daytona, 2/18/2007 [Martin led at G-W-C, Harvick won]
Bristol 3/25/2007 [#5-Kyle Busch]
Talladega 4/29/2007 [#24-Jeff Gordon won]
Michigan 8/21/2007 [#2-Kurt Busch won, two day rain delay]
Charlotte 10/13/207 [#24-Jeff Gordon won]
Martinsville 10/21/2007 [#48-Jimmie Johnson won]
Atlanta 10/28/2007 [#48-Jimmie Johnson won]
2008 - 9 GWC races
Bristol, 3/16/2008 [Hamlin led at G-W-C, Jeff Burton won]
Texas, 4/6/2008 [#99-Edwards won]
Richmond, 5/3/2008 [#07-Bowyer won]
Michigan, 6/15/2008 [#88-Earnhardt Jr. won]
Infineon, 6/22/2008 [#18-Busch won]
Daytona, 7/5/2008 [#18-Busch won]
Talladega, 10/5/2008 [#20-Stewart won]
Martinsville, 10/19/2008 [#48-Johnson won]
Phoenix, 11/9/2008 [#48-Johnson won]
2009 - 5 GWC races
Atlanta, 3/8/2009 [Edwards led at G-W-C, Kurt Busch won]
Bristol, 3/22/2009 [#18-Kyle Busch won]
Infineon, 6/21/2009 [#9-Kasey Kahne won]
Martinsville, 10/25/2009 [#11-Denny Hamlin won]
Talladega, 11/1/2009 [#26-McMurray won]
2010 - 4 G-W-C races - using new rules with a possible 3 G-W-C tries:
so far all four came out with different winners then before the G-W-C.
Daytona, 2/14/2010: #29-Harvick led at 1st G-W-C, #16-Biffle led at 2nd GWC, #1-McMurray won
Atlanta, 3/7/2010, #2-Busch led at the first G-W-C and was able to hold off other drivers and won the race
Martinsville, 3/29/2010 - #24-Gordon led at 1st and only G-W-C, #11-Hamlin won
Phoenix, 4/10/2010 - #24-Gordon led at 1st and only G-W-C, #39-Newman won
Talladega, 4/25/2010 - #1-McMurray led at the 1st G-W-C and again at the 2nd and 3rd G-W-C's, #29-Harvick passed just before the start-finish line and won my a few inches over #1-McMurray.
The FOUR races where the leader changed after the G-W-C - new rules, see above races in blue:
11) #1-Jamie McMurray led at the grren of all three green-white-checkered starts and led after the first two, #29-Harvick caught McMurray after pushing both cars ahead of the pack, passing McMurray at the line and winning the race by a few inches.
10) #24-Gordon took the green at the first G-W-C at Phoenix on April 10, 2010, #39-Newman, who took four tires on the final pit stop, Gordon took two, Newman beat Gordon on the restart and won the race.
9) #24-Gordon took the green at the first G-W-C at Martinsville on March 29, 2010, Gordon and #17-Kenseth made contact, #11-Hamlin came from 4th to take the lead and win the race.
8) #29-Harvick took the green as the leader for the G-W-C, but there was a wreck on the first lap and Biffle had taken the lead, so the field was re-set with Biffle as leader for the 2nd G-W-C, McMurray on the outside, on the green McMurray got past Biffle, took the white flag and there was a wreck behind the field and McMurray raced to the chckers to win the 2010 Daytona 500.
The EIGHT races where the leader changed after the G-W-C - original rules, see above races in blue:
7) #99-Carl Edwards took 2 tires led with 2 to go, #2-Kurt Busch who led 234 laps, blew by before the white flag and won at Atlanta in March 2009, Edwards finished 3rd.
6) #11-Denny Hamlin led with 2 to go, had a slow restart, #31-Jeff Burton passed him and won at Bristol, March 2008
5) #01-Mark Martin led in the 2007 Daytona 500, #29-Kevin Harvick passed him as a huge wreck took place behind them and beat Martin to the line by 2/1000th's of a second.
4) #17-Matt Kenseth led 146 laps at Las Vegas in 2006, #48-Jimmie Johnson passed him at the line and won by 1/2 a car length, only leading 1 lap to win.
3) #17-Matt Kenseth led at Talladega in Oct 2005, Dale Jarrett passed and win
2) #12-Ryan Newman led at Darlington in May 2005, #16-Greg Biffle won
1) #20-Tony Stewart led at Homestead in Nov 2004, had fuel problems, #16-Greg Biffle won
NASCAR Revises Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure:
NASCAR announced a revision to one of its race procedures, allowing a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR’s Green-White-Checkered flag finish.
If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt.
The new procedure will be implemented beginning with today’s running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Gatorade Duel at Daytona and will apply to all three national series. NASCAR officials met with drivers and teams Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway to discuss the change and get their input. The announcement was made during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ drivers and crew chiefs meeting Thursday morning. “We want to do all we can to finish our races under green flag conditions – the fans want to see that and so do the competitors,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “We felt that putting a cap at three attempts to finish the race under green is the way to go. It gives the fans what they want and it also gives the teams a better opportunity to prepare for their end of race strategy.” The change amends procedure 9-14C of the 2010 NASCAR rulebook.(NASCAR)(2-11-2010)
NASCAR may tweak green-white-checker rule: NASCAR told all three series in Wednesday morning's safety meeting that the sanctioning body is looking at redefining the green-white-checker rule to finish races. In the past, when a caution occurred in the closing laps of a race, the field made one attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish. Under the new rule, NASCAR will make sure the track is clean, run multiple green laps before waving the white and finally the checkered flag. Robin Pemberton, Vice President of Competition for NASCAR, used the analogy of Saturday night's multi-car wreck [in the Bud Shootout] in Turn 3 where the leaders came around to the white flag and Kevin Harvick led the field around to the track for the final lap. Pemberton said, "At least with the new rule they're going to race (one full lap of green) and then go on the white if we do this." The rule could go into effect for all three series as early as Thursday's qualifying races for the Daytona 500.(FoxSports)(2-10-2010)
The Original Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure from July 2004:
NASCAR Announces the Green-White-Checker: A “green-white-checkered” finish [G-W-format was used for the NASCAR Cup Series and Nationwide Series for the first time at New Hampshire International Speedway in July 2004.
“The green-white-checkered format is an attempt to achieve everyone’s goals – a green-flag finish,” NASCAR President Mike Helton said. “This change hopefully will provide competitive finishes in the relatively rare occasions it is warranted. This format has been successful in the Craftsman Truck Series, and considering the tight competition week in and week out in the other two national series, we feel the time is right to use the same procedure in all three national series.”
The procedure consists of a restart of two laps – green flag for the first lap of the restart and the white flag signaling the final lap leading to the checkered flag. All additional laps will be counted and scored.
The new format does not guarantee a green-flag finish. Only one restart under the “green-white-checkered” format will be attempted. If a caution comes out during that period, the race will be complete. This procedure will eliminate the need for a red flag in the final laps to immediately stop the race in an attempt to finish under green-flag conditions. The announcement expands the single attempt “green-white-checkered” format to all three of NASCAR’s national series, beginning next week.(NASCAR PR from 7-15-2004)
Born on Date: January 31, 2010