The first Lucky Dog ever


NASCAR'S FIRST
LUCKY DOG

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Who was NASCAR's first Lucky Dog?

In 2003 NASCAR implemented the 'Lucky Dog' rule to eliminate racing back to the start/finish line after a caution came out in an effort to increase safety.

According to the rule the first driver one lap down would get a free pass and join the leaders lap at the tail end unless.....

  • The driver was a lap down because of a NASCAR penalty.

  • The driver was a lap down because of a mechanical problem he is not eligible for the 'Lucky Dog' until the leaders have lapped at least one car on the track.

  • He is the driver that caused the caution.

  • The race is in it's last ten laps.

The first race to use the 'Lucky Dog' rule was held on September 21, 2003 at Dover.

When the first caution came out no drivers were a lap down so there was no 'Lucky Dog'.

When the second caution came out Todd Bodine became the first NASCAR driver to become the 'Lucky Dog'.

Ryan Newman received the 'Lucky Dog' pass during the fifth caution and he went on to win the race becoming the first lucky 'Lucky Dog'.


The first Lucky Dog ever

The first Lucky Dog ever

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