Interesting rule change.
In a move that should help curb the two-car drafting that became prevalent at Daytona and Talladega last season, NASCAR has banned in-race communication between drivers at all races. Restricting the radio chatter would make it harder to maintain the tandem racing, which track officials say hasn't been received well by fans, and Sprint Cup director John Darby said it also would enhance safety.
I remember Jeff Gordon getting hung out to dry on a final restart when he thought he had reached an agreement over the radio, but his "partner" bailed on him.
I wonder what the practical effect of this will be? On restarts, will drivers search out teammates or "engine mates", regardless of their position in the field?
Or will they find partners of convenience, regardless of affiliation, who are closest to them in the field?