> > > Do you think NASCAR has now established this as a precedent where this
> > > happen whenever this situation arises from now on ... or are they
> > > do it selectively, whenever they want to do it, with their usual>
> > > The fact that they have not codified this in their ever-changing rule
> > > makes me fear the latter might be the case.
> > > Greg B.
> > So far in the last season and a half (IIRC), NA$CAR has been consistent
> > in displaying the redflag near the end of the races.
> > IMO, it would be best to write into the rulebook the
> > rule NA$CAR employs in the Truck Series.
> > My guess as to why so many are disturbed by this latest 'trend' of
> > is that NA$CAR officials, using their personal discretion, could decide
> that if
> > a particular driver is leading, they might display the redflag. If a
> different driver
> > is leading, they might display the yellowflag and finish the race under
> > Is this the issue?
> > CRU
> But... as bad as they are at interpreting the rules by the day, they've
> never done anything to give anyone reason to expect what you're suggesting
> here Cru. Well - Ok, maybe a couple of suspicious "debris on the track"
> cautions from time to time, but...
Well, actually they have.. or something very similar anyway. Heck, I can't
even remember the track now unfortunately, but everyone had pitted and there
were three cars on the lead lap, Andretti, M.Waltrip and Jimmy Spencer I
believe(I know Andretti was). I believe it was '99. Debris laying on the
backstretch that a caution should've been thrown for.. however, Nascar
waited, approx. 5 laps or so, til those three came in the pits.. as soon as
they entered pit road, the yellow was thrown. Agreed that it would've taken
ALL the top names out of contention to win, but also feel that if Gordon, at
that time Earnhardt and say Jarrett were the only three on the lead lap, the
caution would've flown immediately, and let the race be decided amongst