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The Flags Of NASCAR

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The Red Flag
NASCAR Red Flag

Red Flag

The red flag means that all competition must stop. This not only includes the drivers on the race track but also the pit crews. If the crew is working on repairing a car in the garage area then they too must stop work when the red flag is displayed.

The red flag is commonly seen during a rain delay or when the track is blocked due to emergency vehicles or a particularly bad accident.

A red flag is always followed by a few yellow flag laps which allow the drivers a chance to warm up their engines and pit if they need to.

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