It appears scoring pylons might be an endangered archaic species in the modern NASCAR as the fixture has been removed in advance of consecutive race weekends at Texas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

Last weekend, it seemed like a disappointing one-off when the pylon wasn’t visible at Texas, being replaced by an extra video board that only showed the top-eight in the running order, but the one in Alabama being removed makes it a theme.

Bristol and Watkins Glen have also lost scoring pylons in recent years.

NASCAR responded to media questions with a statement that the Talladega scoring pylon was old and outdated and that the running order is on the big screen and that fans are encouraged use track wifi to access the NASCAR app.


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