I didn't see one so I figured I'd start one.. Daytona 500 was this past weekend. I have mixed feelings on the "stage" format. Sure, it adds some goals mid-race but the pace laps run (that they were FORCED to run) count against the next stage. I kind of like the new crash rules. If your car is damaged you get an opportunity to repair it on pit lane - 5 minute minute clock starts and counts entire time on pit road (including travel time). You are not allowed to add body panels, only remove then add tape as needed to secure what's left 5 minute clock pauses after leaving pit road. If the car can meet a minimum track speed, the 5 minute clock is eliminated and any further repairs can use as much time as desired as long as it's on pit road and you still can't replace body panels. If the car can't meet the minimum speed it has to come back to pit road and they can use the rest of their clock to try to meet that minimum speed If the clock expires, the car is out of the race If the car has to go to the garage, it's done. If a driver brings their car to the garage, regardless of the damage, they must visit the infield care center Also interesting this year, NASCAR has allowed Toyota to introduce a new race car design in advance of the production version hitting the showrooms.