Although IndyCar has announced that it will adopt two-abreast restarts for oval races this season, it left the exact details of the procedure open to discussion. SPEED.com's Robin Miller reports that after discussion with drivers and teams, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard will suggest to his race operations team that lapped cars should be placed behind the leaders and also have the lead cars pit first under caution.
“I said the other day that we need partners and the drivers and owners are our partners, so we're listening. We want to do what's in the best interest of the series,” Bernard told SPEED. “I don't think our drivers realized how many fans wanted this two-abreast restart and we want to make sure to do it in a way our fans approve.”
“That's what a lot of us were upset about, not the double-file restarts, but the fact that you could have Milka Duno on the front row with the leader of the race,” Tony Kanaan told Miller. “That's not only crazy, it's confusing to the fans, especially the ones who may be seeing their first race and wonder what is going on.”