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What Are The Stupidest Rules In Racing?

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If there’s anything that really kills the fun of racing, it’s rules. Yeah, sure, there are definitely some rules in place that need to be there for the safety of human beings and all that, but sometimes The Powers That Be just get greedy. They have control, and so they go for it.


And nothing brought that up more than this years’ 24 Hours of Le Mans. To put it kindly, it definitely wasn’t the most spectacular race in the world, and a big part of that came down to all the ridiculous rules, like stint-length limits.

So now’s the time to air your grievances. What motorsport rules do you absolutely hate? What dumb shit does your favorite racing category make you endure, the stuff that makes you throw your hands up in the air wondering this trash again?! We’ve got another long race weekend under our belts, folks. What’s grinding your gears?

Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.

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The entire nascar scoring/championship system. And the race stages.

It’s like they made the cars so vanilla and similar that they had to introduce a bunch of ridiculous and confusing “rules” to manufacture action.