Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hendrick Motorsports statement regarding NASCAR penalties

   CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2014) – Hendrick Motorsports will not appeal penalties announced today by NASCAR related to a post-race incident Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway.

   “With NASCAR’s new Chase format, we’re seeing an unprecedented level of intensity every single week,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Emotions run high when you’re racing for a championship, and that’s exciting for our fans and everyone involved with the sport. But there’s a line the competitors need to be cognizant of, and we understand that.

   “Jeff (Gordon) was rightfully fired up Sunday night, and it just reiterated to me how passionate he is and how much he wants to win. The No. 24 team is a group that works together and is loyal to one another. They have our full support as we go into these final two races.”

   Team members involved in the incident will not be additionally sanctioned by Hendrick Motorsports.

1 comment:

  1. I read on the Jayski's site that Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against 6 crew members. Irrespective of the appropriateness of the fines, the organization paying them for the crew members is 100% contempt for NASCAR. If I were Brian France (and I do not normally champion Brian France), I would increase the fines by 1000-fold and add large points penalties for the organization's contempt.