As 2017 moves along with space and time, so does NASCAR. Charlotte Motor Speedway announced for the Coca Cola 600 that it is implementing a fourth stage to the race. However, no I don't like it, but I'm not saying it shouldn't exist. Just not in the 2017 rules package. The rule changed for the Coke 600 because it contains 400 laps which yes makes sense to have a have 4th stage for the long green flag runs. It gives teams time to adjust strategy and drivers to accumulate more championship points. Why do I see as it shouldn't be done now? Because it's the rules. Of course the rules always change in NASCAR, but those rules for the cars are something I agree with. Safety rule changes in all for. Format changes are something that need to be stuck with for the year. Imagine you start a two year cellphone contract with all the fees and charges. Of course you know those charges are bogus, but the plan rate you pay is exactly what you sign your name too. One thing you look forward too are occasional discounts. You see on commercials all the bogus charges we get. In reality we never complain about them because the truth is we would never be able to enjoy our phones to text and tweet one another these opinions on the go. The only other option would be is not to buy the phone at all. Sorta like NASCAR, I don't have to have to watch or buy into the product. Especially the part Where I disagree about the rule change of the fourth stage. I firmly believe that we should go through the 2017 season following through with the current rules package and format with three stages a piece and wait to put the fourth stage until 2018 instead of making the rules as we go for non safety changes. Before the stages we didn't have the breaks to begin with. We watched the Coke 600 for 400 straight laps without worrying about points in between. However, that's how NASCAR operates. I feel there should be a limit not tolerance.
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