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NASCAR’s Restrictor Plate’s Biggest Enemy: The Yellow Line Rule Controversy

Ever since its inception, there have been debates surrounding the double yellow line rule at Talladega and Daytona. Most agree that it does serve a purpose, however in its later years, it has actually hindered the racing, as debates have sprung following actions taken place on track. So what is the yellow line rule? In short, the yellow line rule is set as an out of bounds on the restrictor plate tracks (Daytona and Talladega). Any driver who goes below the yellow line to advance their position is subject to being penalized. It was then adjusted down its life in NASCAR that any driver who forces another driver below the yellow line can also be subjected to a penalty. The rule was brought forth to stop the big wrecks that were being caused b...

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