Wait, how did they know Hamlin net was or was not secured or any other driver? Maybe they should have called everyone into the pits for a safety check.Sorry if I'm late in beating the dead horse but while Scott Miller owned up to NASCAR throwing an unnecessary caution, his explanation regarding the possibly unsecured window net is ludicrous.
Basically, he said they had no way of knowing if the net wasn't secured and therefore had no reason to bring Blaney to the pits to fix it.
But they also had no way of knowing if the net was secure, as required for safety reasons.
imo, mumbling Miller should see if a job sweeping floors is available somewhere.
Not sure if anyone has posted this but bringing him and allowing only a nascar official to inspect the net installation while still under caution would have made the most sense to me.Should have just made him come on in and have it checked then sent him out to the back of the line.
This always makes it all over but the cryingand NASCAR runs the show, they threw the caution, everything else is a moot point because if you are in NASCAR competition you go by their rules. If you make a mistake and get happy and drop the window net before the race is over, or if you go down pit road on the white flag lap and lose the race like Mark Martin did , NASCAR doesnt care.
I think if you drop a net or loosen belts before the official end of a race then you aren’t in compliance with NASCAR safety regulations and you don’t get the win. Whether you deserve it or not.Wonder if Nascar issues a memo at the next drivers meeting : if you drop a window net or loosen seat belts prior to the official checkered flag for any reason, a pit stop inspection and loss of track position will be required (perhaps a penalty would also be appropriate).
It doesnt matter why, just dont do it until it is absolutely clear that there was no last minute cautions (with the exception of fire or some other issue requiring an immediate exit od the car).
#StillGladBlaneyWonAllstarrace I think
I agree.I think if you drop a net or loosen belts before the official end of a race then you aren’t in compliance with NASCAR safety regulations and you don’t get the win. Whether you deserve it or not.
William Munny even said, “Deserve’s got nuthin’ to do with it…”
Settle down! Just because YOUR car finished second no need to lose it. You can ask Ryan all you want, all he has to say is I believe it is secured. He admitted on the late shift that from the seat couldn't even see the back corner of it to know if it was in the proper place. He attempted to adjust his left side mirror to see back there but that didn't work very well.I don't give a rat's ass what they eventually do with the window net, but if Scott Miller or Elton Sawyer come on my radio one more time, and tell us that they had no way to know if the net was secure or not, I will lose my ****. That is complete bull****. They monitor the radios. They could ask Blaney. If Blaney is wrong or lies, DQ him. Simple....and they ****** know it.
You don’t speak for everyone here.Just as Ryan outed Hamlin that if the roles were reversed (that Hamlin would be happy and Ryan would be crying foul), you people up in arms about “rules” would have had NO issue with NASCAR allowing the driver to compete with a net down if he was YOUR driver. Wether you admit it or not.
I disagree. I believe my sincerity for saying this was questioned when I said it but I don’t watch motor sports to watch these guys get maimed or killed. Safety rules are important for keeping competitors safe. If it was Larson or Elliott that was allowed to do this I would have been just as disappointed as I was on Sunday night. That yellow being thrown, not calling Blaney in to secure the window net and then him being allowed to compete with it…it all stunk to me. Driver preference wouldn’t have matteredJust as Ryan outed Hamlin that if the roles were reversed (that Hamlin would be happy and Ryan would be crying foul), you people up in arms about “rules” would have had NO issue with NASCAR allowing the driver to compete with a net down if he was YOUR driver. Wether you admit it or not.