I'll use JJ as an example from the Las Vegas race this past weekend, but I could also have used Kyle or others. JJ qualified 6th, but due to his practice crash, he had to start the race at the rear of the field (40th, I think). When I looked at the race results today on NASCAR.COM, they show JJ starting 6th, where he qualified, NOT 40th where he actually started when the green flag dropped.
What's up with that?!? Why not show him starting 40th? Or, show him qualifying 6th with an asterisk and a footnote that he actually lined up 40th at the start of the race?
My issue is that looking back at these results years later, I'm not going to remember that he actually started 40th and worked his way up through the field to finish 2nd!?!
To me, keeping the record books this way is very misleading.
Any explanation? Thoughts? Does anyone else think this is the wrong way to keep the records?