IndyCar drops double-file restarts

IndyCar drops double-file restarts

7 June 2014 – IndyCar officials have made the call to drop double-file restarts for the remainder of the 2014 season.

The series had approved double-file restarts at all oval venues, apart from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with single-file restarts on all road and street courses.

But ahead of this weekend's Texas race, the first of the campaign where double-file restarts would have come into play, the regulation change has been issued.

"This year we've made improvements in our ability to monitor and police restarts that has resulted in great single-file restarts at all of our events, including the Indianapolis 500," said Derrick Walker, IndyCar President of Competitions and Operations.

"We also felt it was important to place our competitors in the exact running order as they were prior to the caution and not provide an advantage to some drivers because of the lane they were in during a double-file restart."

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