NASCAR Will “Probably Not” Change the Yellow Line Rules

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – JUNE 22: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Sylvania Ford, races Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #47 NOS Energy Drink Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Following a race that was marred with several yellow line rule violations throughout the entire race, several drivers and broadcasters questioned NASCAR for the need to keep the yellow rule line.

The rule was designed to prevent a competitor from advancing their position below the double yellow line and preventing a competitor to force another competitor under the yellow double line.

The outpouring support for NASCAR to look at abolishing the yellow line rule did not change the mind of NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Competition, Scott Miller, who talked about his thoughts on potentially removing the rule.

“We certainly don’t need more wrecks than we saw today. Probably not. Outside of putting a wall there, I don’t really know what more we can do. I do sincerely believe we need the rule. You see all the real estate that’s around here. If we started having cars running 12 wide down the back straightaway, imagine what would happen when you get to turn three. I think it’s important that we continue to have a rule.