Monday, June 6, 2011

What gets you suspended in NASCAR?

   So, team owner Richard Childress assaults driver Kyle Busch in the garage area, repeatedly striking him with his fist, and doesn't get suspended. He received a $150,000 fine and placed on probation through the end of the year.

   What exactly does get you suspended in NASCAR? Here's a list of some recent suspensions and another list of things for which NASCAR participants did not receive a suspension.

   NASCAR suspends people for:
   -Violation of its substance abuse policy (numerous examples).
   -Using an engine which is too big (Carl Long)
   -Rigging a fuel tank to appear full when it wasn't during qualifying (Crew chief Todd Berrier)
   -Using a racial slur (crew chief Bryan Berry)
   -Using an unapproved additive in fuel (Crew chief David Hyder)
   -Having a car chassis that does not meet specifications (Crew chief Shane Wilson)
   -Having air improperly ducted into the car for qualifying at Daytona (Crew chiefs Kenny Francis and Robbie Reiser)

   NASCAR will not suspend you for:
   -Physically assaulting a driver (Team owner Richard Childress)
   -Convictions for driving while intoxicated (drivers AJ Allmendinger, Scott Wimmer)
   -Reckless driving; speeding (128 mph in 45 mph zone) (driver Kyle Busch)
   -Repairing a wrecked car to return to the track to intentionally wreck another competitor (driver Carl Edwards)
   -Physically assaulting another competitor in the presence of NASCAR officials (Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman)
   -Physically assaulting a member of the media (driver Tony Stewart)

   Make sense?



  1. When did anything makes sense in NSACAR? They are run by a bunch of pathetic clowns that don't know anything about fairness, or the lack there of.

  2. Don't forget good ol' Nascar rulebook Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing -- we can make up any reason we feel like with this rule)

    As long as Nascar gets to play the 12-1 card, they will never be taken seriously.

  3. Why did you leave Michael Annett off your list of DWI drivers? He blew 4 times the legal limit (0.32) back in January.

  4. I would if had been convicted yet, which he hasn't - Jim

  5. You get suspended for things involving the car or racial slurs and not suspended for off track incidents and incidents where the law takes over (speeding and drunk driving) I'm trackin the pattern and I'm just a fan...aren't you a writer so shouldn't you understand more of what goes on?

  6. Same thing for Robby Gordon this year too when involved with Kevin Conway. Nobody saw that, but he only received probation.

  7. You must have not been very liked as a child cause not to,many,people like you now.


  9. Don't forget telling the NASCAR Official he is Number one while sitting on pit road. Kyle Busch.

  10. The problem remains NASCAR can't get out of the habit of not penalizing names. Childress is a name; that's why he quasi-skated.