Originally Posted by wxwax
Interesting rule change.
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?
I heard Carl Edwards talking about how the drivers were trying to develop hand signals to allow them to draft without radio communications.
I think it will go back to the days of old, where drivers tried to make deals before the race, but as the race went on, those plans might change. In the last 5 laps, there are no teammates or friends anyway, it is get as much as you can, and run with whoever offers the best chance to win or finish in the highest position.