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Cheryl
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« on: September 28, 2007, 01:10:08 PM »

When watching the race, I felt the turning point (for a bad turn) was when NA$CAR called a caution for the ever-present mystery debris (which ESPN didn't even bother to try and explain).  After that the race just went downhill fast with a series of cautions, a lot of wrecked race cars and still only 6 cars left on the lead lap.  This excerpt from an article by Mike Finney of Delawareonline.com pretty much sums it up.  Glad to hear Gordon questioned it as well:

"MYSTERY DEBRIS LEADS TO CHAOS. NASCAR waved a caution flag with 45 laps to go in the Dodge Dealers 400 while Edwards had built a large lead and only six cars were on the lead lap. That led to a bevy of other cautions, since bad things tend to happen when drivers are bunched together late in the race. NASCAR obviously knows this. But, hey, Kurt Busch crashing and triggering a 10-car pileup on lap 386 made for some cool pictures.

"I'm still looking for that debris, by the way," Gordon said in his post-race interview."

Not that a driver questioning it is going to make any more difference than us fans questioning it, but at least it's good to hear someone IN the sport take NA$CAR to task for their attempts to aritifcially alter the outcome of the race.  In this case, they really "altered" the outcome, and not in a good way.   Angry

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 05:17:51 PM »

Have they forgotten that "cautions breed cautions"?
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