O’Donnell: “Once we realized there was the need to bring on safety vehicles and the track was oiled down, we threw the caution”
Yesterday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the near 6-hour Brickyeard 400 ended under caution. Anytime that happens, the end emotion from NASCAR fans is disappointed.
I get it, they’ve come to expect a green flag finish. In every case, NASCAR tries to make that happen.
“We’ve said every single time we’ve raced is we will make every attempt possible to finish under green,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.
He continued to explain that NASCAR made quick safety decisions, “We did that. Once we realized there was the need to bring on safety vehicles and the track was oiled down, we threw the caution.”