A little caution worth the time
Learn something new every day – a “competition caution” is NASCAR’s way of compensating for heavy rain the night before a race. The yellow flag came out on schedule shortly after the 35th lap Sunday, giving teams the option to pit and check how their tires, etc., were holding up after rain washed away some of the rubber that should have been laid down during practice, qualifying and Saturday’s Nationwide race.
• The thing about it never raining in Arizona is that when it occasionally does, there’s no plan for the runoff. So it got a little sketchy Saturday when it poured, kind of like snow in Atlanta.
• The weekly prerace drivers meeting with NASCAR used to be more interesting. Now they’re perfunctory to the point of boring. Seems like no one asks questions anymore.
• Truest thing said during Fox’s race broadcast: “Cautions breed cautions.”
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