Race Weekend Central

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Putting a Stop to Start-&-Parks Requires Help, Not Punishment

It can’t go on like this.

Something must be done.

It’s ruining our sport.

These are some of the things being said around the garage and in the grandstands about a practice that has popped up in NASCAR in the past few seasons: starting the race and parking the car early, claiming some phantom issue, and collecting the prize money for a finish that is usually somewhere between 35th and 43rd place.