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Art of causing a yellow flag has evolved over the years

Causing a yellow flag once was a NASCAR tradition, but political correctness and the specter of NASCAR has forced drivers to proceed with caution.

Updated: November 8, 2007, 1:27 PM ET
By Bill Borden | Special to ESPN.com

A considerable amount of discussion has taken place recently about how teammates can help each other improve their positions during the Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship.

One area of assistance that is frequently overlooked is where one driver causes a yellow flag to be displayed to help his teammate or maybe even himself. Deliberately causing a caution is nothing new. It was an accepted practice in NASCAR long before multi-team operations arrived on the scene.

Back in the mid-1960s ...

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