NASCAR puts Busch, Edwards on probation for post-race incident

Aug 27, 2008 | Posted by: Lets go racing | Full story: www.miamiherald.com

NASCAR placed Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards on probation for the next six races of the Sprint Cup Series after the two traded intentional bumps following Saturday's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in ...

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Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#1 Aug 27, 2008
Awww, they're in trouble! LOl.
TB CHIEF

Decatur, IL

#2 Aug 27, 2008
Nascar says they are going to let the drivers show some personality and let them go a little and then they backstep and put these two on probation. Just give them a fine and get on with it. No harm no foul!
resident since the 1960s

United States

#3 Aug 27, 2008
for one thing it was kyle busch,nascar sucks these days.nascar has lost ratings over the last few years for crap like this.years ago nascar was fun to watch,when the drivers were allowed to police each other a little bit.now its like watching 43 robots,they cant speak out,cant keep each other in line,and they all say just about the same thing when interviewd.nascar racing has become almost as boring as watching soccer.nascar has become nothing but one long tv commercial thats takes up to much airtime.
gary

Christiansburg, VA

#5 Aug 27, 2008
I`m tiered of bush`s belly aching! He is such a cry baby . Carl didn`t wreck him it was a nudge . The same thing he has done it`s called racing DEAL WITH IT GET OVER IT YOU CRY BABY!!!!!!!!!!
BDIAMOND1

Clemmons, NC

#6 Aug 27, 2008
tb chief-is right there's alot of this going on and I think that is just showing personality to,after racing hard there is going to be some of that,don't tell nascar to fine them,because I think they go overboard.LET THEM GO AHEAD AND RACE

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#7 Aug 27, 2008
TB CHIEF wrote:
Nascar says they are going to let the drivers show some personality and let them go a little and then they backstep and put these two on probation. Just give them a fine and get on with it. No harm no foul!
You're right they want drama and market it then say oh no can't do that after all.
brooke

Northwood, NH

#8 Aug 27, 2008
nascar has really wimped out! fining gentle nudges like this in ultra safe cars is like charging someone with wreckless driving and road rage for giving someone the finger in street driving for a mans sport they sure have gotten sensitive let's go racin boys
tx20fan

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Aug 27, 2008
Let's get someone to write about NASCAR that checks his facts. The Rock and Roll 400 is the Richmond race NOT Fontana.
I'm surprised that probation is all they did. I guess taking 100 points away from Kyle right now really doesn't mean a thing. Maybe 10 of the bonus points? That might have hurt him some.

This rivalry is just what we needed. I'm so sick of the Johnsons, Gordons, Kenseths and even Jr. now, just spouting their PC crap and racing like a bunch of cry babies if someone races them hard and doesn't just pull over when they come up behind someone.

I hope that Kyle or Carl wins the championship. I'd be happy with either one of them. ANYBODY BUT HENDRICKS!!!

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Aug 27, 2008
gary wrote:
I`m tiered of bush`s belly aching! He is such a cry baby . Carl didn`t wreck him it was a nudge . The same thing he has done it`s called racing DEAL WITH IT GET OVER IT YOU CRY BABY!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus, how many uninformed knuckleheads like this are out there? They're not on probation for the "nudge", it's for the antics that transpired after the checkered flag waved! Busch banged into Edwards door and Edwards T-boned and spun Busch! Whatever NASCAR does, they have to do it to both drivers, they've already established that precedent.
10ec vic

New Bloomfield, PA

#11 Aug 27, 2008
wah waah waah it wasafter race leave em alone and they will work out if u ram somebody in wall at 200 well different storybusch should race for kleenex

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Aug 27, 2008
10ec vic wrote:
wah waah waah it wasafter race leave em alone and they will work out if u ram somebody in wall at 200 well different storybusch should race for kleenex
You need "hooked on phonics".

Since: Apr 07

Brentwood, CA

#13 Aug 27, 2008
That ever popular phrase: "Actions detrimental to stock car racing" cannot be ignored in this case. Tempers will flare and Bristol is notorious for such antics. While I see very little wrong with the post race actions of either L'il Kyle or Carl Edwards, SOMETHING had to be done. I know NASCAR says they want the drivers to feel like they can show some emotion, but they also have expressed their desire to have the drivers stop bashing the COT (What do we call it next YEAR? It still won't be tomorrow anymore!). NASCAR has long been promoting the image of a family friendly sport, and such public displays of emotion while using a vehicle seem to embrace Race Track/Road Rage - that is not the right image to give L'il Johnny as he watches these drivers from home each week.

The thing I find most interesting about this, is that it happens to involve the two people that will likely be the strongest contenders for the Championship as soon as the Chase begins. There's a very fine line between punishing them too aggressively and letting them go Scott free. NASCAR allowing them to escape from the confines of probation (you know, the confines that have yet to amount to ANY other sanctions) before the chase/season ends really seems like a ploy to spark rivalry talk to keep the fans of the bottom 37 drivers watching what happens the rest of the season.
tanker 555

Atlanta, GA

#14 Aug 27, 2008
Neither driver should have been punished for their actions.Busch got the ultimate embarrasment in front 160,000 plus die-hard fans and he'd pay any price to get that moment back.He'd rethink the whole damn thing before he'd try it again.He wonders why fans hate him the way they do.He was trying to hold a position that he knew he could not hold,so he got nudged out of the way and thats NASCAR racing...shit or get off of the pot.Thats the way it's done.If Busch don't like it Joe Gibbs needs to get another driver that can RACE and not get mad because he gets tapped out of the way.Earndhart used to say "Move over or get runned over."

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#15 Aug 27, 2008
SpdBmp wrote:
That ever popular phrase: "Actions detrimental to stock car racing" cannot be ignored in this case. Tempers will flare and Bristol is notorious for such antics. While I see very little wrong with the post race actions of either L'il Kyle or Carl Edwards, SOMETHING had to be done. I know NASCAR says they want the drivers to feel like they can show some emotion, but they also have expressed their desire to have the drivers stop bashing the COT (What do we call it next YEAR? It still won't be tomorrow anymore!). NASCAR has long been promoting the image of a family friendly sport, and such public displays of emotion while using a vehicle seem to embrace Race Track/Road Rage - that is not the right image to give L'il Johnny as he watches these drivers from home each week.
The thing I find most interesting about this, is that it happens to involve the two people that will likely be the strongest contenders for the Championship as soon as the Chase begins. There's a very fine line between punishing them too aggressively and letting them go Scott free. NASCAR allowing them to escape from the confines of probation (you know, the confines that have yet to amount to ANY other sanctions) before the chase/season ends really seems like a ploy to spark rivalry talk to keep the fans of the bottom 37 drivers watching what happens the rest of the season.
Hello! Spd bmp :)

Since: Aug 08

Hastings

#16 Aug 27, 2008
That is such bull. Kyle has been bumping just to win his race. I don't think probation is the answer. They should tell him if it keeps up then he is outta the chase.... Dale Jr got fined last year just for saying shit on tv. so come on what the heck.......AN BY THE WAY EARNHARDT ROCKS... GO #88 AND R.I.P DALE EARNHARDT SR!!!!

“BOO!!! Ya'll!”

Since: Apr 07

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Aug 27, 2008
Hastings Parent wrote:
That is such bull. Kyle has been bumping just to win his race. I don't think probation is the answer. They should tell him if it keeps up then he is outta the chase.... Dale Jr got fined last year just for saying shit on tv. so come on what the heck.......AN BY THE WAY EARNHARDT ROCKS... GO #88 AND R.I.P DALE EARNHARDT SR!!!!
Do yourself, and the rest of us, a favor and not venture into areas where you are completely clueless! Thank you, goob-bye!

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#19 Aug 28, 2008
Cock and Balls Story wrote:
One must be devoid of any capacity for thought if they avidly follow NASCAR. That is why NASCAR is the domain of only the most severely inbred sector of our population. If these savages weren't driving around in circles in "souped-up" Monte Carlos, they be in prison receiving anal injections from the Black Panthers. My, how the South has progressed!
My, my, what a tasteful writer you are. As usual your ISP location tells the story of some sorry ass that couldn't handle living north of the Mason-Dixie but still wanting to whine about the South he decided to move to. Here's an idea from a redneck, take your dumbass back Islip and make everyone happy.
Dino

Covina, CA

#20 Aug 28, 2008
mrbreeze wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus, how many uninformed knuckleheads like this are out there? They're not on probation for the "nudge", it's for the antics that transpired after the checkered flag waved! Busch banged into Edwards door and Edwards T-boned and spun Busch! Whatever NASCAR does, they have to do it to both drivers, they've already established that precedent.
Exactly..

What Carl did to Kyle during the race was perfectly legal.(Personally, I thought it was great racing) It was bump and T-bone after the checkered flag that got them in hot-water with NASCAR...

Don't you folks read the articles?

Since: Jul 08

Lexington, KY

#21 Aug 28, 2008
cock ball head eat crap and die, you are so overly educated for this sport maybe they have a topic for polo or something ....tatia hoe
Your Name Here

Bethpage, NY

#22 Aug 28, 2008
Um... so sorry. Surrounded by professionals with advanced degrees here -- from all corners of the country -- and we all enjoy a bit of "bench racing" on Monday mornings. No redneck hillbillies living in trailers. Just PHD's, scientists, software engineers and accountants who probably earn more in a month than you earn all year. Now, do you wish to continue displaying your imbecility to the world or are you finished?

Cock and Balls Story wrote:
One must be devoid of any capacity for thought if they avidly follow NASCAR. That is why NASCAR is the domain of only the most severely inbred sector of our population. If these savages weren't driving around in circles in "souped-up" Monte Carlos, they be in prison receiving anal injections from the Black Panthers. My, how the South has progressed!

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