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….