NASCAR Has Some Explaining to Do Afte...

NASCAR Has Some Explaining to Do After Dover

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Mike Blevins

Spotsylvania, VA

#1 Jun 3, 2014
The decision by NASCAR to not let Jamie McMurray's crew work on his car during the red flag was totally wrong. They should have been allowed to fix the damage to the front end even if they were not allowed to change tires, make adjustments or add fuel. The incident came off to fans as if a random penalty had been handed out to McMurray's team. The other option could have been to let all the teams work on their cars and do anything they wanted to. Even this would have been more fair than what they decided to do. It was astounding that the number 1 car finished as well as it did after what had happened to it. NASCAR needs to do away with those rules that are so open to interpretation and eliminate the areas of gray and move more towards black and white. It is no wonder the sport is losing fans.
Rules are Rules

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 3, 2014
Mike Blevins wrote:
The decision by NASCAR to not let Jamie McMurray's crew work on his car during the red flag was totally wrong. They should have been allowed to fix the damage to the front end even if they were not allowed to change tires, make adjustments or add fuel. The incident came off to fans as if a random penalty had been handed out to McMurray's team. The other option could have been to let all the teams work on their cars and do anything they wanted to. Even this would have been more fair than what they decided to do. It was astounding that the number 1 car finished as well as it did after what had happened to it. NASCAR needs to do away with those rules that are so open to interpretation and eliminate the areas of gray and move more towards black and white. It is no wonder the sport is losing fans.
Even though part of me agrees with you.... NASCAR has the rule that no car can be touched during a red flag. The same thing happened years back to Jeff Gordon when part of the track busted up his car. The race was red flagged and they couldn't work on his car either. They have to stick to their rules. If they start wavering from them than it will look like they are playing favoritism.
Mike Blevins

Spotsylvania, VA

#3 Jun 3, 2014
Rules are Rules wrote:
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Even though part of me agrees with you.... NASCAR has the rule that no car can be touched during a red flag. The same thing happened years back to Jeff Gordon when part of the track busted up his car. The race was red flagged and they couldn't work on his car either. They have to stick to their rules. If they start wavering from them than it will look like they are playing favoritism.
I have a slogan that says: "Rules Are Only Glorified Suggestions." That bit of philosophy could have certainly been well applied to the number 1 car's situation last Sunday. As the article says NASCAR includes that little catch phrase "EIRI" on almost every rule in the book. Even though I partly agree with you that "rules are rules" I still feel like the first mistake was made by NASCAR when they did not let Gordon's crew repair that damage at Martinsville. After all they did allow the teams to make repairs under the red flag when the overhead camera fell and the cables damaged several cars. If the rules say that under the red flag you can't repair damage clearly caused by the track in an incident of this nature then the rules should be changed.
Mike Blevins

Spotsylvania, VA

#4 Jun 3, 2014
I apologize for dual posting. My computer is acting very strange today.

Since: Sep 13

Lewisville, TX

#5 Jun 4, 2014
A couple years ago, some camera support cables fell at Charlotte Motor Speedway and damaged some cars. A red flag ensued and I thought NASCAR let those teams (Busch, Ambrose, and Martin) work on their cars. Or did I remember that wrong?
Rules are Rules

Orlando, FL

#6 Jun 4, 2014
Mike Blevins wrote:
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I have a slogan that says: "Rules Are Only Glorified Suggestions." That bit of philosophy could have certainly been well applied to the number 1 car's situation last Sunday. As the article says NASCAR includes that little catch phrase "EIRI" on almost every rule in the book. Even though I partly agree with you that "rules are rules" I still feel like the first mistake was made by NASCAR when they did not let Gordon's crew repair that damage at Martinsville. After all they did allow the teams to make repairs under the red flag when the overhead camera fell and the cables damaged several cars. If the rules say that under the red flag you can't repair damage clearly caused by the track in an incident of this nature then the rules should be changed.
I just looked it up and yes, they did allow Busch/Abrose to work on their cars during the red flag at Charlotte when the camera cables broke. I had forgotten all about that so yes, they boo booed by not allowing McMurray to work on his.

NASCAR has got to be consistant with these calls. Bad mistake!!
Rules are Rules

Orlando, FL

#7 Jun 4, 2014
Cale 11 wrote:
A couple years ago, some camera support cables fell at Charlotte Motor Speedway and damaged some cars. A red flag ensued and I thought NASCAR let those teams (Busch, Ambrose, and Martin) work on their cars. Or did I remember that wrong?
You're right, I just looked it up. NASCAR boo booed big time!
Snow

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jun 5, 2014
Cale 11 wrote:
A couple years ago, some camera support cables fell at Charlotte Motor Speedway and damaged some cars. A red flag ensued and I thought NASCAR let those teams (Busch, Ambrose, and Martin) work on their cars. Or did I remember that wrong?
Rules or no rules you know Nascar will let Kyle Busch work on his car. This was very unfair to Jamie. Nascar caters to Busch they did nothing to him when he got in trouble
running a car so fast off the track and on the street. Jamie's crew should have been screaming about Busch,Ambrose and Martin Sunday when this happened. Nascar is messing up big time.

Since: Mar 10

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#9 Jun 9, 2014
Snow wrote:
<quoted text> Rules or no rules you know Nascar will let Kyle Busch work on his car. This was very unfair to Jamie. Nascar caters to Busch they did nothing to him when he got in trouble
running a car so fast off the track and on the street. Jamie's crew should have been screaming about Busch,Ambrose and Martin Sunday when this happened. Nascar is messing up big time.
Leave Kyle alone Snow, You know he messed up and he knows it.
Snow

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jun 10, 2014
Shut up LISA . kYLE messed up again Sunday he thinks its o.k. to wreck drivers but that big mouth sure sounds off when he gets wrecked

Wang

Albemarle, NC

#11 Jun 10, 2014
Snow wrote:
Shut up LISA . kYLE messed up again Sunday he thinks its o.k. to wreck drivers but that big mouth sure sounds off when he gets wrecked
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Since: Mar 10

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#12 Jun 11, 2014
Snow wrote:
Shut up LISA . kYLE messed up again Sunday he thinks its o.k. to wreck drivers but that big mouth sure sounds off when he gets wrecked
He did not, Kasey misjudged where he was on the track, Ray Dunlap even said on on Racehub, And I'd believe him over a blind as hell Junior fan who takes every opportunity to trash Kyle.
Snow

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jun 12, 2014
I sure hope Kasey gets to pay Kylie back on the fast track at Michigan.
Lisa is all wet about the WRECK Kylie caused Sunday.

Since: Mar 10

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#14 Jun 13, 2014
Snow wrote:
I sure hope Kasey gets to pay Kylie back on the fast track at Michigan.
Lisa is all wet about the WRECK Kylie caused Sunday.
Kyle did not wreck Kasey nor did he cause a wreck, Kasey wrecked himself.
You do not make sense

Orlando, FL

#15 Jun 13, 2014
JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
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Kyle did not wreck Kasey nor did he cause a wreck, Kasey wrecked himself.
Then why did Kyle go into the pits to get the damage on the right rear of his car fix from the contact he made with Kasey when Kyle ran him into the fence?

Kyle did the same thing to Kasey as Bowyer did to Kyle the week before.

Since: Mar 10

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#16 Jun 14, 2014
You do not make sense wrote:
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Then why did Kyle go into the pits to get the damage on the right rear of his car fix from the contact he made with Kasey when Kyle ran him into the fence?
Kyle did the same thing to Kasey as Bowyer did to Kyle the week before.
You're blind as usual Junior Nation, Kasey did wreck himself, He thought he had enough room to pass and he didn't, thus wrecking himself, and hitting Kyle in the process.
WWE CRASHCAR 2014

Trumbull, CT

#17 Jun 15, 2014
JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
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You're blind as usual Junior Nation, Kasey did wreck himself, He thought he had enough room to pass and he didn't, thus wrecking himself, and hitting Kyle in the process.
Checkout this weirdo:

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Since: Sep 12

Jackson

#18 Jun 21, 2014
Cale 11 wrote:
A couple years ago, some camera support cables fell at Charlotte Motor Speedway and damaged some cars. A red flag ensued and I thought NASCAR let those teams (Busch, Ambrose, and Martin) work on their cars. Or did I remember that wrong?
Letting them work on the cars was the right thing to do since it wasn't a race-related incident. It wasn't a driver error, an aggressive act of one driver on another, or any other incident to come out of racing. Damage resulting from deterioration of the track, from falling camera rigs, sniper rifle fire, molotov cocktails lobbed into the track from the fans, et cetera should be treated differently from a racing incident, tire failure, or mechanical failure.
Snow

Greenwood, IN

#19 Jun 24, 2014
JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
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Kyle did not wreck Kasey nor did he cause a wreck, Kasey wrecked himself.
This was not the first time Kyle has wrecked Kasey I think its the 3rd time. When Kasey went over to Gibbs area to talk with him Kylie hid out and Denny talked to him. What a wus that Kyle is.
I sure was glad he dropped in points.
Wang

Maxton, NC

#20 Jun 25, 2014
Snow wrote:
<quoted text> This was not the first time Kyle has wrecked Kasey I think its the 3rd time. When Kasey went over to Gibbs area to talk with him Kylie hid out and Denny talked to him. What a wus that Kyle is.
I sure was glad he dropped in points.
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