Does NASCAR Favor Certain Drivers?

Mar 31, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BleacherReport

Even a couple of weeks ago, Denny Hamlin saw himself being fined after he spoke out about a dislike for the new Gen-6 car.

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edcan

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They may favor a heavily or multi-sponsored driver but all in all I believe they are all treated equally
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Promoting violence attracts some and turns off other's. Only if Danica is sellin sex, what about when she get's older ? Better do good in the Biz to have something show for the career other than looks.The next sexy/talented young female driver is waiting in the wings. Now that would be a fantastic competition to see the Queen dethroned lol. The question is do they favor a Driver ? Yes and no whatever keeps the money rollin in and whoever is the loudest. "have at it boys" and the " let the drivers personality shines " is good for the sport. It don't need a " controlled " show by anyone.
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In the article, it said:
Bleacher Report wrote:
Even a couple of weeks ago, Denny Hamlin saw himself being fined after he spoke out about a dislike for the new Gen-6 car. Would NASCAR take similar actions if a driver like Dale Earnhardt Jr. felt the way Hamlin did?
Well if that is the case, why did Dale Jr. get fined for saying the s-word in 2004 after the Talladega race? DUH!!!

NASCAR does have drivers it favors. They just try to disguise it in ways where it doesn't seem that way. It does NOT work on fans who figure it out easier than they think they do, like me!
yes they do

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remember watching the Richmond race a few years ago with my very young son, JimmY J was about to be lapped, very young son says no they will throw a caution, and about the time the lead car gets to Jimmy J,s rear quarter guess what happens. And of course FoX cold never find the invisable debris.

Lesson to son the tooth fairy is fake but fake debris cautions are real(for some folks) the kid called it

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Not sure if they favor a driver all the time, but favor situations that deliver entertainment and/ or good story line....

Example: when Denny returns, they won't check his car too closely...because it would be a great story should he win...

They do give tony Stewart more leeway than many....
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Yes; Watch for a yellow flag with 20 or less laps to be run,if Kyle Busch is leading.
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remember when Kyle Busch took out a Hornadays truck and they sat him down for the cup race ... Did that happen last year , with Gordon when he took out the 15 car NOPE , so I would say the answer is no ?

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Bubba wrote:
remember when Kyle Busch took out a Hornadays truck and they sat him down for the cup race ... Did that happen last year , with Gordon when he took out the 15 car NOPE , so I would say the answer is no ?
Wasn't kyle's under caution? He definitely went too far, but penalty should have been for truck series only...recent Penske checks are bs too...political France stuff
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Jusy_Sayn wrote:
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Wasn't kyle's under caution? He definitely went too far, but penalty should have been for truck series only...recent Penske checks are bs too...political France stuff
yep Kyle did it under caution , but gordon did it under green ( higher speeds ) still should be the same penalty ...

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<quoted text>yep Kyle did it under caution , but gordon did it under green ( higher speeds ) still should be the same penalty ...
Hornyday just took out bubba under caution today...
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Hornyday just took out bubba under caution today...
yep, definitely pay back to Kyle truck. old man Horniday waited , didn't he? but he is really in big trouble now. he will lose his ride this year. he needs to retire anyway.
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Wasn't kyle's under caution? He definitely went too far, but penalty should have been for truck series only...recent Penske checks are bs too...political France stuff
so I guess you agree then, that Hornaday went to far today. a caution and payback to Kyle . truck. he should not have done it to his driver. Horniday is an old fart that needs to retire.
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Indeed - Danica has a ride even tho (maybe because) she sucks.
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Danica doesn't suck. And yes, nascar favors certain drivers and teams.
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Well now you have your answer!

NASCAR called a "debris" caution which was actually Mark Martin ALMOST hitting the wall, just so Kyle Busch would have the chance to beat Martin Truex! Busch lovers!

With that in mind, we will now see how big a hypocrite NASCAR proves themselves. If they do NOT suspend Ron Hornaday for him wrecking Darrell Wallace Jr., that will ultimately prove that NASCAFR has Hornaday as their "Truck Hero"!
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danica sucks - that is obvious
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dwarfica wrote:
danica sucks - that is obvious
And you suck even more. And that is even more obvious,

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Mary wrote:
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Well if that is the case, why did Dale Jr. get fined for saying the s-word in 2004 after the Talladega race? DUH!!!
NASCAR does have drivers it favors. They just try to disguise it in ways where it doesn't seem that way. It does NOT work on fans who figure it out easier than they think they do, like me!
I think they do but they show it on the level of severity of the punishment. What they did to Matt Kenseth was just ridiculous. I mean he did deserve a penalty, but not one as bad as they gave him. Had it been Stewart, or Dale Jr it may have been just a fine. You've got Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart on the verge of not making the chase but Matt Kenseth's second victory just about locked him to make it and Nascar didn't like it plus Kenseth has one of the most professional attitudes among all the drivers and It really bugs me that they would punish him so harshly but let Tony Stewart get away with unprofessionalism in the media even though other drivers have received harsh penalties for the same thing. It really shows me the lack of integrity in Nascar's management.

Anyways Kenseth is out for revenge and is starting in the same place as last week and hopefully he finishes there too.
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poor questionclown, so obviously uneducated and and so little to offer - as little as danicant has to NASCAR.
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reuti fan wrote:
Danica doesn't suck. And yes, nascar favors certain drivers and teams.
maybe she doesn't suck , but she's in the wrong division , should be in the nationwide until she can at least prove she can do something besides take a spot in the lineup ...

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