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    singan is offline Banned
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    throw caution flag

    What is the meaning of "throw a caution flag" in this:

    "He was leading with seven laps remaining when NASCAR threw a caution flag for a crash between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer, setting up a green-white-checkered restart. "

    I understand that for sports car racing, if there is some problems on the race track, someone would go out and show/fly/wave a yellow color flag (caution flag). But does 'throw a caution flag' also mean 'show/fly/wave a caution flag', or does it mean something else?


    context info from: aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2012-11-11/nascar-phoenix-results-2012-drivers-upset-no-caution-flag-last-lap-wreck-danica-

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    Re: throw caution flag

    It seems to mean the same as: show, display, fly, or wave.

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