Cup RACE thread --- The All-Star race

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An unsecured Net should have forced a pit stop to reattach it along with the lost positions.

I wouldn't have liked it but the reasons for the window net coming loose prior to the race being official should not matter.
 

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Also, if a net comes unsecured during a regular every week race, would nascar not black flag the driver to come in to fix it?
 

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And? Point is the all star race is the race where they make up rules for entertainment. It’s literally THE “entertainment” gimmick race of the year. I don’t know why you guys are butthurt about it.
I wouldn’t have had a problem if NASCAR let him come down pit road to get the window net put back up. I had a problem with why the caution was thrown...Stenhouse kissed the wall and the field wasn’t clear coming back that way full speed once Blaney crossed the finish line. No reason imo why the yellow should have been shown.
 

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...and we have to scoot away to a soccer match aftera 30 second winner interview. Seriously, I would like to see the TV ratings, is that justified?
 

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That part is on Blaney. The phantom caution is the problem. I thought the sport outgrew that.
Right, he decided to drop the net, NASCAR hadnt called the race. The damn spotter is in contact and can hear what race control is saying. Period
 

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Thank goodness Blaney wasn't in a wreck without a properly secured window net after that fiasco.
But people here would still defend NASCAR for their ineptitude...
 

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@FLRacingFan said it best, its an exhibition event.

Let the man come back to pit road to secure his window net and keep the spot. I'm all for experimentation, however just be consistent in calls being made. Once again, this is my thing about it.

At least they didn't black flag Blaney, that I'am happy about. Stenhouse was well out of the way, they should have let that roll on.
Yes. I'm afraid if they didn't at least let him fix it AND black flagged him costing him the chance to still win, cancel culture could have been coming for them.
 

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I wouldn’t have had a problem if NASCAR let him come down pit road to get the window net put back up. I had a problem with why the caution was thrown...Stenhouse kissed the wall and the field wasn’t clear coming back that way full speed once Blaney crossed the finish line. No reason imo why the yellow should have been shown.

I need video of the yellow.
 

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Also, if a net comes unsecured during a regular every week race, would nascar not black flag the driver to come in to fix it?
They would.

Imo they panicked when they realized a dramatic restart was in fact NOT what people wanted to see. The caution tweet from the main NASCAR account got ratio’d almost immediately lol.
 

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If I said what I wanted to say to you, it would just get deleted. But damn bro you know NASCAR is wrong sometimes right? It every call they make has to be defended. How much are they paying you?
You have no idea what you are talking about, but thats understandable. You have never worn a head set, youve never dealt with race control and you dont know how this works. You are a fan. You can get your panties in a wad but the FACT remains the yellow came out before the checker and Blaney made a mistake.
 

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There needs to be more consistency across the board and I hope we get there one day, but what was demonstrated tonight was an absolute mess. Writing my checks or not, I appreciate everything in my time in it, but race control has some work to do.

I defend a lot of what is done, but I do not agree with what happened tonight.
 

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Video for showing Stenhouse kissed the wall in turn 3 as Blaney was just about to cross the finish line? My issue isn’t the window net, it was the caution being thrown and the resulting chaos of that.

Yep. I’d like to see video of the caution. Need to search online I guess
 

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You have no idea what you are talking about, but thats understandable. You have never worn a head set, youve never dealt with race control and you dont know how this works. You are a fan. You can get your panties in a wad but the FACT remains the yellow came out before the checker and Blaney made a mistake.
But the things is, it didn’t need to come out. They are plenty of folks who have been in the damn business saying the same damn thing. So please, tell me why the yellow was the right call, I’ll wait.
 

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You have no idea what you are talking about, but thats understandable. You have never worn a head set, youve never dealt with race control and you dont know how this works. You are a fan. You can get your panties in a wad but the FACT remains the yellow came out before the checker and Blaney made a mistake.
I think he is trying to say the reason the caution came out is BS. Stenhouse was in turn 3 just as Blaney was crossing the finish line. I think you and I both know the field wasn’t going that way again at full speed. Stenhouse barely hit the wall. There was no need for the caution.
 

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But the things is, it didn’t need to come out. They are plenty of folks who have been in the damn business saying the same damn thing. So please, tell me why the yellow was the right call, I’ll wait.
Its doesnt matter what you, the fan in row 12 the blimp pilot thinks or Denny Hamlin, you go by RACE CONTROL.
 

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I think he is trying to say the reason the caution came out is BS. Stenhouse was in turn 3 just as Blaney was crossing the finish line. I think you and I both know the field wasn’t going that way again at full speed. Stenhouse barely hit the wall. There was no need for the caution.
It’s no talking to him. Just really would love to see the paycheck he gets from NASCAR.
 

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You have no idea what you are talking about, but thats understandable. You have never worn a head set, youve never dealt with race control and you dont know how this works. You are a fan. You can get your panties in a wad but the FACT remains the yellow came out before the checker and Blaney made a mistake.
This was probably asked before, and I probably missed it, but I was curious as to who you used to spot for...
 

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I think he is trying to say the reason the caution came out is BS. Stenhouse was in turn 3 just as Blaney was crossing the finish line. I think you and I both know the field wasn’t going that way again at full speed. Stenhouse barely hit the wall. There was no need for the caution.
Its an All Star race, expect the unexpected. This isnt Saturday night at South Boston. These people get paid tons of money and somebody got a little excited before he got the check.
 
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