Waltrip, Slugger quotes on Loudon Black Flag

The No. 15 Winston Cup car was black flagged with seven laps to go in Sunday's New England 300 when NASCAR thought the rightside tailpipe was dragging. Was NASCAR's decision legitimate? "That depends on what side of the fence your on, I guess,"...

The No. 15 Winston Cup car was black flagged with seven laps to go in Sunday's New England 300 when NASCAR thought the rightside tailpipe was dragging. Was NASCAR's decision legitimate?

"That depends on what side of the fence your on, I guess," said Waltrip. "My tailpipe wasn't loose, just the strap had fallen off. NASCAR brought us in because they thought the tailpipe was going to fall off, but to black flag someone contending for a top-10 with seven laps to go, you'd like to think that NASCAR would use better judgement. Alternatively, I am the one who ran into the wall, so it is my fault. I just don't think NASCAR had to make a call that was that harsh."

"NASCAR took 25 points and fined us $25,000 two weeks ago for a part we never ran on the racetrack," expressed crew chief Slugger Labbe, "then black flags us with six laps to go for a part that wasn't falling off. Of course I am baffled; we are running for a top-five points finish."

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