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Author Topic: Bravo Kasey!  (Read 717 times)
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« on: October 13, 2009, 12:24:47 PM »

We listened to the race on the radio while driving home from Rockingham on Sunday.  Kasey Kahne's comments were even more scathing on MRN.  He said something about how the race was boring, so NA$CAR threw bogus cautions.  Good for him!  Glad somebody on the track had the balls to speak up since the fans have been saying this for the last few years.  It's to the point, I can actually predict when they'll throw them lately.  Always after green flag pit stops or when either JR or Stewart gets lappped.

From Jayski:

"Phantom caution issue raised by Kahne: The [phantom debris] issue has come roaring back behind #9-Kasey Kahne's accusation that NASCAR threw a bogus caution Sunday to bunch up the field and avoid a boring runaway win by Jimmie Johnson at Auto Club Speedway. Kahne was likely headed to a top-10 finish when he was wrecked on a restart with 12 laps to go. Kurt Busch started the accident when he bounced off the wall and into Kahne. The contact sent Kahne into Greg Biffle, and both cars spun through the grass with enough damage to ruin their race. "It's disappointing that we had a bad race because of a caution to put a show on for the fans. That's a good part of the sport - we have to keep the fans excited - but sometimes it ruins people's days," said Kahne. There's one small problem with Kahne's contention. There was clearly debris on the track. "There was debris on the track, it was talked about on the (NASCAR) radio, it was identified as something being there and the caution was thrown," NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said Monday. And if NASCAR had been wrong, and there was nothing on the track? Oh well. "NASCAR is always going to put the safety of the competitors first, and when it comes to identifying something on the track, we're always going to err on the side of caution," Poston said. And that's what will forever keep this issue alive. Because sometimes there may not be debris on the track, competitors and fans will always form their own opinions on NASCAR's intent at the time of the caution.(Associated Press)"

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 05:54:36 PM »

Kasey is looking a bit sheepish now, but he still has a point. Three chase cars were involved in the wreck, and I still don't see why they cannot just send some one out to pick up the debris.

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