NASCAR will review the restart in which Joey Logano questioned how Aric Almirola came to be leading the field at New Hampshire.
“I think in that case we’ll go back and review it this week,” said Steve O’Donnell, the executive vice president and chief racing development officer, during his weekly appearance on The Morning Drive on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “It’s tough for us to know the exact speed of a car during a restart, so anytime we cannot make ourselves part of a race or make a call, that’s the first option.
“In that case, we chose not to make the call, but we’ve got to go back and review it, review the speeds, and I think you’ll see us address restarts heading into Pocono and remind the drivers what we expect as well.”
Reviewing different aspects from race weekend is not a new practice, said O’Donnell.
“Every lap of the race is reviewed,” he said. “We have our entire group of folks who are in the tower, as well as the officials around the racetrack sit down and talk about the race, what happened, what calls were made, what calls may not have been made that should have, what we can learn, certainly communicate back to the garage area if there were questions. That starts immediately after the race, with the ability for a team to come in and have a conversation about a call that we potentially made or a scoring issue, so that’s the first part.
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