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Will Shorter Races Mean More Excitement On Track?

This week Auto Club Speedway announced that they will reduce the length of the Pepsi Max 500 to 400 miles. Fans and drivers are praising the move but the question remains, will it really make the race more exciting? Richard Childress Racing driver, Jeff Burton believes it will. “I have been a proponent of shortening some of the races because I think that if you have a real long race – it doesn’t promote not running as hard.  We run hard all the time — but the consequence of not running well is bigger because there’s less miles, so you have to run hard." In the past, we have seen drivers maybe not push so hard early in a race, to save their equipment. For some that has worked and for others that has not worked. Fans have complaine...

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