One year after just one speeding penalty was issued in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 13 were handed out to teams in Sunday’s race. One ended Kevin Harvick‘s dominating race performance and allowed Brad Keselowski to slip through for the win.
In the middle of the season, NASCAR added additional timing lines on pit road at all of its tracks. Sunday was the first time teams had raced at Atlanta with those extra timing lines.
Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton discuss the drastic increase in speeding penalties.
“It’s simply time over distance,” Letarte said. “The smaller the distance, the harder it is for a driver to correct a mistake or a hard driving car.”