KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas broke the track record for cautions by one, and we can attribute that to a set of fiery bushes.
The race's eighth caution of 15 came on lap 156 when a bush fire just outside of turn one sent smoke spewing across the track. The cause according to a track spokesperson? A lit cigarette that was thrown into the hedges.
Stop smoking people, it's bad for you and the bushes. Unfortunately, the Richmond sprinklers that caused a caution earlier this year were unavailable to put out the fire, which was extinguished after the caution flag was thrown.