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NASCAR before throwing the yellow
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NASCAR’s rulebook can be summed up in one phrase.

“If in NASCAR’s discretion...”

Which is what opens the door wide open to scenerios like the tire caution. If they actually had a rulebook with hard line rules, they could just fall back on the rule and not have to explain themselves.
 

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There wasn't any different strategies.
This is such false revisionist history, and it was just three days ago.

There were different strategies, that is why Buescher and Stenhouse were still clocking laps when everyone else was opting to pit. They were hoping to see a caution while the others were not. Happens almost every weekend with green flag stops.

The caution they desired was staring them in the face but NASCAR decided that their call would be the wrong play, and waited for everyone to pit.
 

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always plenty of reasons ;) This is not the first time the caution has been held until all green flag pit stops have been completed and it is done this way to prevent teams from rolling tires out to the infield to get a caution.
 

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What's up with the "-ghazi" thread title? Is this similar to the instances when someone thinks adding "-gate" at the end of a word is a clever way of naming a scandalous event?
 

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If it warranted a caution after so many laps, it warranted one immediately. Out of control car comes off the racing surface and punts that 80(?)lb tire into the infield and kills someone or ones and manipulating a race will be the last thing they will have to worry about.

Plus inconsistency is why they are constantly ridiculed. Well, one reason anyway.....
 

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A different title probably should have been used, in light of the terrible attack that happened in Benghazi. Disrespectful, actually...
What's up with the "-ghazi" thread title? Is this similar to the instances when someone thinks adding "-gate" at the end of a word is a clever way of naming a scandalous event?
To be fair, much like the people in charge at the time of the attack, NASCAR waited too long to make a decision. :p
 

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What's up with the "-ghazi" thread title? Is this similar to the instances when someone thinks adding "-gate" at the end of a word is a clever way of naming a scandalous event?
A different title probably should have been used, in light of the terrible attack that happened in Benghazi. Disrespectful, actually...

The life of thread-jihadist can be lonely and difficult at times. A man tries and struggles to get his thread-jihad on and looks for whatever term that best serves the heat of the moment. Sometimes it gets a little to careless and the Benghazi comparison wasn't very respectful.

But on the other hand we would have never had some of the greatest classical moments of literature such as the Penthouse forum letters without some embellishment.
 

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If Nascar took race strategy in consideration, then Nascar manipulated the race. Not a fan of that

NASCAR is no stranger to race manipulation though. I'm just shocked it was so blatant.
 
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What's up with the "-ghazi" thread title? Is this similar to the instances when someone thinks adding "-gate" at the end of a word is a clever way of naming a scandalous event?
Exactly my first thought.
In poor taste.
 
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