NASCAR officials attempting to change the circuit’s green-white checker rule

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR officials are making a change to its green-white-checker rule, providing up to three attempts at a green-flag finish after late-race crashes that would otherwise cause races to finish under caution.

The change was announced Thursday at a drivers’ meeting before the afternoon qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway.

Under the previous rule, officials would add two green-flag laps to the end of a race to avoid a finish under yellow after a late-race accident – but only try it once.