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Old 9/10/13, 12:13 AM
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Read that last night . . . and was a bit surprised by the penalties.
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I like it .... the whole thing. Good Stuff
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IMO, Nascar is like Peyton Place and WWF/WWE all rolled in to one, they claim to want a clean sport but allow popular drivers to start fights/throw helmets etc with little to no penalties, Stuart comes to mind,. I watch a race once in a while, but all the drama and favoritism has driven me away.
I am glad these teams were penalized, but don't be naive enough to think that these type of tactics go on in almost every race.
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I'm surprised they didn't do anything to let their star driver Jeff Gordon in the Chase, since they were calling cautions whenever he needed them during the race on Saturday.
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I'm surprised they didn't do anything to let their star driver Jeff Gordon in the Chase, since they were calling cautions whenever he needed them during the race on Saturday.
Yep I'm all broken up about poor old Jeffy! NOT!!!
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Hendrick says Gordon was 'robbed': Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick said he was just as mad as his driver, #24-Jeff Gordon, over the penalties NASCAR handed down Monday night regarding Michael Waltrip Racing's attempt to manipulate the outcome of Saturday night's race at Richmond, Va. Hendrick went on to say, "Jeff Gordon got robbed. On to the Chase and try to win it." Gordon, and his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, posted several messages on Twitter following NASCAR's announcement expressing their displeasure with the decision. Gordon was in position to make the Chase in the closing laps by finishing in the Top 10 in points but with MWR's cars pitting and pulling off the track and losing positions Joey Logano ended up with claiming a position in the Top 10, leaving Gordon out. Gordon went on to say, even he was taken out of the equation, he didn't agree with NASCAR effectively allowing Bowyer to contend for the series championship with no further penalty.(Charlotte Observer)(9-11-2013)
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Penske deal with Front Row at Richmond to help Logano? UPDATE: Penske Racing may have cut a deal with Front Row Motorsports in the closing laps at Richmond for track position to help get #22-Joey Logano in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In radio communications reviewed Wednesday by The Associated Press for Front Row driver #38-David Gilliland, his spotter informs the team of a request to let Logano pass him in the final laps of Saturday night's race. Logano was trying to claim a spot in the 12-driver Chase field. Both Penske and Front Row are Ford teams and thus considered partners. A voice on the radio, believed to be crew chief Frank Kerr, asks who the request is coming from. The spotter replies: "We've got the big dog and all his cronies." Kerr then says: "Travis knows what I've been asking for," an apparent reference to Penske Racing competition director Travis Geisler. Logano passed Gilliland on a restart and finished 22nd, one spot ahead of Gilliland and good enough for a berth in the Chase field. "Good job, good job, man," the spotter says after the race. "Hopefully we'll get something out of that." Statistics analyzed by AP also show Gilliland's lap times dropped off by almost 1 second from the times he was running prior to the radio communication.(Associated Press)(9-11-2013)
UPDATE: "NASCAR is aware of reports about the #22 and #38 radio communications at Richmond International Raceway and is looking into it, but has yet to see anything in full context that requires any action."(NASCAR)(9-11-2013)
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Gordon say code of conduct was violated at Richmond: #24-Jeff Gordon said he's dealt with an unprecedented level of anger and disappointment after his team was essentially robbed of a Chase for the Sprint Cup berth on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. In the final laps, Clint Bowyer and teammate Brian Vickers made unnecessary pit stops that allowed Joey Logano to pass them on the track; Logano ended up with one more point than Gordon to remain in the top 10 and secure a Chase slot. "When I found out later how they manipulated it, that was anger on a whole 'nother level," Gordon said Wednesday before playing a charity kickball game to benefit pediatric cancer research. "It's hard to describe and it's disappointing. You realize people all want to do things for their teammates to help them, but you also know there are certain lines that have to be drawn with that." Gordon said after hearing about everything that happened during the race, his team "deserves to be in this thing." He spoke as if the possibility of making the Chase still existed after learning of suspicious radio chatter involving David Gilliland and Logano, but he declined to comment on that situation until he knows more.
Though Gordon said he could have been more aggressive on the final restart  like shoving other cars out of the way or possibly even wrecking them  he only went as far as he deemed fair under the code of sportsmanship. "There are certain morals that are still involved with what you're comfortable with doing and not comfortable with doing," he said. "And it has an effect on far more people than we could ever understand. That's what I've really learned through this situation: It's way beyond me and you, it's way beyond the sport, it's beyond the fans. It reaches out much further than that. And that's what is so important for NASCAR to work on maintaining  and also us as competitors, we have a responsibility there as well."(USA Today)(9-12-2013)
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Oh please Jeff


Drive better throughout the year and then you won't have to whine about one race.
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Its funny how out of all teams - Hendrick is the one that's complaining of things not being fair ...
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Originally Posted by Zastava_101 View Post
Its funny how out of all teams - Hendrick is the one that's complaining of things not being fair ...
It is at the very least comical, ironic, and karmic.

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you're right Gary. It should never have come down to one point. race better.
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Hendrick haters will be checking in soon below this line.


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I'm surprised they didn't do anything to let their star driver Jeff Gordon in the Chase, since they were calling cautions whenever he needed them during the race on Saturday.
I spoke too soon ...
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UPDATE 4: Following a comprehensive review of all available
audio and video communications from last Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series race at Richmond International Raceway, along with interviews with team
personnel, NASCAR announced Friday the following decision:
Both the Front
Row Motorsports and Penske Racing organizations have been placed on NASCAR
probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock
car racing).
A 13th car  the #24  would be added to this years Chase for
the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Based on all of our findings this week, we determined
both Front Row Motorsports and Penske Racing organizations would be placed on
probation for the remainder of this season, said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, based upon the totality of our
findings, to be totally fair and equitable we decided that adding a 13th car to
this years Chase is the appropriate action.
Beginning with our decision
Monday, which resulted in an unprecedented team penalty, and continuing with
further examination of actions involving two other race teams, it is clear to us
that attempts to manipulate the results impacted the Chase field.
The integrity of our sport remains the cornerstone of NASCAR, and our actions this week speak to our commitment to ensure a level playing field for all competitors.
Additionally, NASCAR will conduct a mandatory meeting with
drivers, owners, crew chiefs and other team personnel [Saturday at 3:00pm/et] to
address this issue moving forward.(NASCAR)(9-13-2013)
So, why didn't NASCAR do anything during Tony Stewart's 2011 championship season when Jeff Burton admitted that he let Stewart pass him during the last lap in the 2nd to last race of the season?
Both Stewart and Edwards had the same # of points at the end.
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A 13th car  the #24  would be added to this years Chase for
the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
It's official, NASCAR's a farce so long as the current regime is in charge.
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Try not to laugh too hard as you read that. This is NASCAR's version of "we had to burn the village in order to save it": in order to satisfy some nebulous and debatable question about integrity, the sport threw away any pretense of honest competition. Never has the sport's "we'll let you know the rules when we deem it appropriate" method of enforcement appeared more slipshod and haphazard.


NASCAR has tried for years to convince its fans that its Chase is a legitimate method of determining a postseason champion, and that NASCAR itself, as an organizing body, does not manipulate the outcomes of races or the week-to-week storylines. In a single ill-advised decision, the powers that be undercut all that effort. Worse, NASCAR embarrassed the drivers, teams, sponsors and fans who love this sport so very much.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nascar...7--nascar.html
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It's official, NASCAR's a farce so long as the current regime is in charge.
Yup

Now I can stick to watching football
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If a Ford can't win the Championship I hope Jeff wins now . . . with an asterisk just to throw a wrench in the NASCAR machine!
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