Decoding the race day flags
Here's a look at all the flags and what they mean when the flagman waves them during Nextel Cup races.
NASCAR has one person holding the most important and closely watched job at each Nextel Cup race. It's the flagman, who has a palette of flags from which to communicate the wishes and demands of race officials.
Here is a rundown of the flags waved from high atop the start-finish line at each race:
Green -- Like a green light signaling go, this signals the start of the race. Before the green flag flies, a pace car with flashing yellow lights on top leads the field around the track ...
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