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Cautions by LaJoie and Gaulding impact Auto Club race

Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP

BK Racing is hitting the wall for a high average so far in 2017. After #23-Gray Gaulding and #83-Corey LaJoie each caused caution flags in Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway, the team kept up its proficiency at slowing down Cup Series races.

Including the cautions caused in Sunday's race, BK cars driven by LaJoie (five races), Gaulding (four) and Joey Gase have been involved in 10 of the 23 cautions directly caused by cars crashing or having mechanical issues. Yes, two of the 39 (or 40) cars in a Cup field in the five weekends so far this season have created over 43 percent of applicable caution flags.

That ain't good.

LaJoie has been a prime offender. While he wasn't responsible for a caution at Atlanta, he's had incidents in all five Cup races so far this season. And the streak - if you want to call it that - extends to six if you count his bump of Reed Sorenson in their Daytona 500 qualifying race.

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