DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — NASCAR chairman Brian France wants to stay away from gimmicks when it comes to improving the on-track product.
Make no mistake, France wants the best racing possible. But to get there, he's ignoring a call from track promoter Bruton Smith to implement mandatory cautions during races.
France instead has dispatched top NASCAR personnel to work with teams to determine how the racing can be improved.
Although the storylines are heating up as the push begins to set the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, fans have been split on how they view the racing this season. There was a stretch of racing through the spring that had very few cautions and long green-flag runs.
Many fans grumbled the lack of on-track action made the race difficult to watch.