Cease the Debris Caution in NASCAR
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- United States of America
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Over the past year or two, NASCAR has been phasing in the debris caution more and more in racing. The caution flag is thrown for debris most times once the field is spread out and the racing becomes boring by NASCAR's standards. Fans and drivers grumble about this week after week, but it's time to do something about it.
The caution flag should be used for safety - not fixing races. As a goal, this petition wishes to reach 70,000 signatures. This would equal the 70,000 race fans that were present at the spring California race of 2007 (per Yahoo.com) in which a late debris caution was thrown. The yellow flag changed the face of the race completely.
In an LA times article Jimmie Johnson had this to say about the late caution: "If anyone did see the debris, I'd like to know where it was," Johnson said. Asked about the predictable nature of the yellow flags, Johnson said, "It did seem like there was one coming."
Drivers, fans, and even the TV crew are no longer surprised by these fantom debris cautions. These actions should be taken:
(1) TV cameras should show NASCAR crews picking up debris after a debris caution.
(2) NASCAR should eliminate tracks from the schedule that cause this "boring" racing.
If these actions are taken, NASCAR may gain respect back from fans and teams that are now wondering about the integrity of the sport.
We, the undersigned, request that NASCAR remove the debris caution from NASCAR racing, unless the debris is shown by TV camera.
The Cease the Debris Caution in NASCAR petition to NASCAR was written by Anonymous and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.