NASCAR competition officials announced procedural changes Tuesday for the last remaining road course on the 2023 schedule, reinstating caution periods at the end of each stage.

Elton Sawyer, NASCAR‘s senior vice president of competition, revealed the format shift Tuesday during his regular weekly appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The changes are set to go into effect for the Bank of America Roval 400, scheduled Oct. 8 on the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course.

At the previous five road-course races for the Cup Series and select events in other national series this year, the green-checkered flag still waved to signify the end of stages and championship points were still awarded, but the racing continued under green-flag conditions. In the last two road-course races for the Cup Series (Indianapolis and Watkins Glen), only one caution period slowed the action, and drivers noted the physical demands of long green-flag stints without breaks.

Sawyer also said the restart zone for the Charlotte road course race will be moved to the final chicane before the start/finish line on the 2.32-mile layout. In the previous five Roval events, the initial start and restarts fired off from a portion of the oval track that‘s used as a run-off area on all other laps.

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