NASCAR increases stage lengths for Daytona Cup race

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NASCAR has lengthened the first two stages for Saturday’s Cup race at Daytona International Speedway by 10 laps each.

The change was updated in the Cup Rule Book.

Stage 1 will now end on Lap 50. Stage 2 will now end on Lap 100.

The race is 160 laps.

Last year, stage 1 ended at Lap 40 and stage 2 ended at Lap 80.

The change is being made to ensure that the stage results are not determined by fuel mileage.

NASCAR also announced Tuesday that the organizational tests at Kansas and Miami have been canceled.