Drivers thrown as Ambrose crewman cau...

Drivers thrown as Ambrose crewman causes caution

There are 6 comments on the Crash story from Mar 9, 2009, titled Drivers thrown as Ambrose crewman causes caution. In it, Crash reports that:

The Kobalt Tools 500 had eleven cautions during its eventual 330-lap duration, but none was more bizarre than that thrown to cover the actions of Jimmy Watts, gas man on the #47 Toyota driven by Marcos Ambrose.

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Since: Feb 09

Shine on

#1 Mar 9, 2009
The tire changer had no idea that would happen fine him. He's fired or put on suspension I'd wager on.

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Since: Apr 07

Morristown, TN

#2 Mar 10, 2009
As far as I know Jimmy Watts was suspended for the rest of the race ,but according to Jayski.com he was awaiting more possible penalties from NASCAR.

It was a BAD choice to go out that far to retrieve a tire. It's something called common sense to know that you don't do something like that when 43 car's are going around the track at almost 200 mph and that one OR more of them could of wrecked an ended up in the grass.

I know a lot of driver's sure wanted to rake him over the coal's .
Mary

Richmond, VA

#3 Mar 10, 2009
Stupid question, but would NASCAR have thrown the caution for tire ("Debris") anyway, or wait for someone to spin & hit it!?
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Florham Park, NJ

#4 Mar 10, 2009
NASCAR will probably give him a bonus for causing a caution.
steve

Pittsford, NY

#5 Mar 10, 2009
Nascar would have waited for the "GREENFLAG" pitstops to have been completed, then they would have thrown the caution.

Since: Feb 09

Shine on

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Mary wrote:
Stupid question, but would NASCAR have thrown the caution for tire ("Debris") anyway, or wait for someone to spin & hit it!?
very stupid

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