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NASCAR: Chaotic Daytona Finish Proves Smith’s Mandatory Caution Idea Reckless

"Call it what you want, but you've got to have caution flags," Speedway Motorsports Inc. president Bruton Smith told the media before last weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. "You can't just sit there with nothing happening. It ruins the event. It's damaging to our sport."After a wild ending to Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, not only is Smith's observation as off track as some of the cars that wrecked, it may be an irresponsible suggestion. While the "big one" has been an accepted part of restrictor plate racing for years, the new problem at hand is the sport's recent emphasis on putting entertainment over the integrity of the race.The restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladeg...

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