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NASCAR Competition Director John Darby – Anne Proffit photo Enlarge Photo Get daily news, spy shots and more! NASCAR doesn’t want to see repeats of 2011′s tandem running on the two restrictor plate racetracks it uses–Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, both long tracks built for high speeds. Those generated high speeds have forced NASCAR to impose restrictor plates on the engines to slow them down below the 200-mph mark and have had the effect of nose-to-tail running by two cars in unison.
Updated Dec 15, 2011 10:58 AM ET This week, FOXSports.com will offer its own series of NASCAR awards to close out the 2011 season. In this segment, NASCAR on FOX’s Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond, FOXSports.com Senior NASCAR Editor Jorge Mondaca, FOXSports.com Senior NASCAR writer Lee Spencer, FOXSports.com NASCAR writers Holly Cain and Rea White and SPEED NASCAR writer Mike Hembree weigh in on which moment from the 2011 season will be the most enduring
Since the phenomenon of tandem racing cropped up at NASCAR’s restrictor plate tracks – Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway – the sanctioning body has made attempts at eliminating or at least cutting back on the two-car draft. “We would prefer to eliminate tandem racing in the manner it exists today,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said near the end of the 2011 season. “There is no question about that.