When wrecks happen on the racetrack, the theory of why the wreck happened often depends on the driver.

The same is true when drivers talk about the decline of wrecks this season. One driver delivers a theory and another driver responds to that theory with a quizzical look of disbelief.

What can’t be disputed are the facts. Through 12 Sprint Cup races this season, there have been 66 caution flags. Last year after 12 races, there were 106.