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NASCAR and it’s penalties…..


Who ever comes up with these punishments should be horse whipped! Points and money, what kind of garbage is this? The teams could care less about money almost all of them (except Carl Long) have tons of money, so its almost laughable to fine them, now the points is a little different but not much, yeah it “may” affect year end standings but if they get away with the infraction for a few races then it pays for itself. NASCAR needs to get on the stick and start taking positions away, win a race, and get caught with an infraction then you loose the win, finish 14th and have a infraction, then they drop you 10 spots to 24th. When they start hitting these teams like that then it may become a deterrent.

NASCAR has penalized Nationwide Series points leader Kyle Busch 25 driver points and his team 25 owner points for improperly attached weight discovered during opening-day inspection for last weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Now if they want to get these teams in line nail Busch for the win. Until they start taking wins and positions they will get teams pushing the boundries until they they get caught, it is only natural.

NASCAR announced penalties for the car No. 1 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for a violation that occurred during post-race inspection last Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The team was penalized for violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B (front of the car did not meet the required height specification; too low in post-race inspection). Crew chief Kevin Manion was fined $50,000 and remains on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2009. Car owner Teresa Earnhardt and driver Martin Truex Jr., were penalized with the loss of 50 championship owner and 50 championship driver points, respectively.

NASCAR has way to many lawyers writing these rule books. But until NASCAR gets rid of little Brian France it will remain this way….

The dr.



  1. Jack says:

    Wait a minute, how do you nail Busch for the win. The improperly secured weight was discovered before the race and it was not a major problem. It wasn’t over or under weight, it was merely not secured to Nascars liking.

  2. SithLord196 says:

    Jack is right, he didn’t race with it that way that we know of, so there is no reason to take the win in that case.

    These too low/too high penalties are freaking crap though. You hit the wall in the race and it affects the height of the car, and you get nailed for a penalty, how is that fair?

  3. drflavio309 says:

    what both of you fail to realize is that I am not saying he didn’t deserve to get the win, i am saying that if they want to stop th8ings like this from happening then they need to start taking positions, the gibbs shops know exactly how weights should be attached. and if the purpose of rules is to stop cheating and keep an even playng field, then they need to take actions that will make teams think before they do them again.
    sith NASCAR takes contact into account when they stick the teams with these high and low penalties….if there isn’t a mark on the car that is kind of hard to say it was caused by contact.
    but if they are not going to enforce the rules and stop teams from cheating why even bother having rules? if i know i may get a 500.00 fine for something that may win me 4500.00, well to some teams it is worth the chance, this is what they need to stop. make it where it is not worth the risk….thats what i am saying.

    the dr.

  4. FLETCH346 says:

    Get caught cheating before the race.. DQ’d and you don’t get to race.
    Get caught after the race, if you win, move you to the back and give the real winner, 2nd place, the win..
    As for the #1.. these measurements after the race to the front end and whatnot.. Do they even take into effect any damage or contact that might have caused the infraction?
    Now, if they can just figure out how Knaus is circumventing the rules!!!

  5. Shynloco says:

    This is merely another way NASCAR attempts to legitimize it’s actions though the rules are applied differently depending on who you are. In most scenerios, the 18 car should have been DQ’d, but rather than pissing off His Majesty Gibbs, they make him pay the fine and get to keep the win. He never should have been allow on the track in the first place unless the violation had been fixed. Typical NASCAR HORSESHIT! Brian France is such a Wennie!

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