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Did NASCAR miss the call in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

Did the fact that it was Dale Earnhardt jr leading the race had anything to do with the no call.

Folks I'm making no judgement here, I'm just asking.

After seeing the # 31 turned on the track, #2 having what looked like an exploding tire and car debris flying all over the track I really feel this a fair question to ask.

Once again let me ask you folks,  should the caution flag have been flying at the end of the Coca-Cola 600?

This call will once again puts NASCAR in a situation of having to defend their decision , the JR haters will say NASCAR does everything they can to help Dale Jr.

I don't believe that is true but sometimes one has to wonder.

Enough said.

 

 

May 30, 2011  01:26 AM ET

Comments please...

May 30, 2011  08:34 AM ET

I like Jr., but he's not my driver. If the yellow flag wasn't flying more or less immediately after the wrecks with 2 to go, then it shouldn't have been thrown. The cars cleared out pretty well, and the track was clear enough to let them go.

Of course Nascar would probably like a Jr. win, but they also want a good finish to any race. Throwing another yellow flag would have set off a whole new round of cars running out of gas under yellow and the win going to someone much less deserving. That's when it starts to lose its excitement for me. Not throwing the yellow flag provided a good finish to the race.

May 30, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I like Jr., but he's not my driver. If the yellow flag wasn't flying more or less immediately after the wrecks with 2 to go, then it shouldn't have been thrown. The cars cleared out pretty well, and the track was clear enough to let them go.Of course Nascar would probably like a Jr. win, but they also want a good finish to any race. Throwing another yellow flag would have set off a whole new round of cars running out of gas under yellow and the win going to someone much less deserving. That's when it starts to lose its excitement for me. Not throwing the yellow flag provided a good finish to the race.

Fair comment

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May 31, 2011  10:53 AM ET

The caution flag can be a double edged sword especially at the end of a race. We know NASCAR has thrown it for less then what happened Sunday night.

Had the spins happened 50 laps before hand there would have been a caution, but Grizz and Float are right what was done was correct for the time. there was no visible hazard like debris on the track, the cars had moved on, and another restart would have made a bigger mess with probably a worse wreck.

May 31, 2011  12:06 PM ET

Right call...but if someone else was in the lead, the yellow just might have come out - IMO

NASCAR seems to love the green/white checker

May 31, 2011  03:09 PM ET
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I'm going with what Grizzly Fattums said.Had JR. won It would have been a Fuel mileage win to the Haters, sense he didn't they think the Yellow should have been called.Guess that is what happens when the Most Popular Driver in Motorsports gets all the attention.

Some truth in that...I think most fans want for rules to at least "look" like they are for everyone, you at least have to agree that once in a while they "bend" the rules for some folks...at least that is the perception.....

May 31, 2011  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The caution flag can be a double edged sword especially at the end of a race. We know NASCAR has thrown it for less then what happened Sunday night.Had the spins happened 50 laps before hand there would have been a caution, but Grizz and Float are right what was done was correct for the time. there was no visible hazard like debris on the track, the cars had moved on, and another restart would have made a bigger mess with probably a worse wreck.

I have a hard time buying that....I looked at the slow motion there was stuff flying around and # 31 was turned...

 
May 31, 2011  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Right call...but if someone else was in the lead, the yellow just might have come out - IMONASCAR seems to love the green/white checker

Don't say that too loud in a JR nation section ..lol..you may not make it out.....

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