NASCAR defends MI debris caution following driver criticism

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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 11:22 AM

Kyle Busch was leading the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with twenty-one laps to go when race control called for a debris caution. Busch was gambling on fuel mileage and may have been able to capture his first triumph of the season without the yellow flag.

NASCAR defends MI debris caution following driver criticism

NASCAR executive received a considerable quantity of criticism on Sun night due to a late debris caution that totally changed the course of the FireKeepers Casino four hundred at MI International Speedway.

Kyle Busch was leading the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with twenty-one laps to go when race control called for a debris caution. Busch was gambling on fuel mileage and may have been able to capture his first triumph of the season without the yellow flag.

Instead, he was forced to settle for seventh.

Kyle Larson, running second at the time, capitalized on his misfortune and won the race, but not before several crashes eliminated numerous cars from the lead lap. Tony Stewart was the most vocal critic of the sanctioning body after the event, understandable, considering that he lost three Stewart-Haas Racing entries to the crashes that followed the questionable late race caution.

The three-time winner wasn’t alone in his frustration as Dale Earnhardt Jr. chimed in with an opinion on Periscope after the event too.

"I don't know why they've got to toss so many damn debris yellow," he said.

NASCAR responded to the criticism on Monday morning in the form of Scott Miller, senior vice president of competition, who defended the decision on Sirius XM’s ‘The Morning Drive’ radio program.

"We utilize all the resources that we've to attempt to identity what it's that's out there - that being camera, turn spotters and the communication that we've got around the race track to different people who may be able to look it," Miller said.

"If we're actually able to identify what it's and perceive love it's something that's OK to leave out there, then we'll do so. But if we can't identify what it's precisely and it could pose something dangerous, then we'll usually, or nearly always, mistake on the side of caution and safety and keep the caution out in those circumstances. Sometimes it's untimely and a small bit unfortunate, but we do have to do our work and create sure that everybody is safe."

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