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The Flags Of NASCAR

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The Black Flag
NASCAR Black Flag

Black Flag

The black flag is officially called "the consultation flag." It means that the driver who receives it must pit to respond to a NASCAR concern.

Frequently the black flag is given to a driver who breaks a rule of some type such as breaking the speed limit on pit road. It can also be given to a driver who's car is smoking, dropping pieces on the race track (or in danger of doing so) or a driver who is not maintaining the minimum safe speed on the race track.

A driver receiving a black flag must pit within five laps.

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