`Blatant Disrespect ... for Nascar Directives': Canada tantrum gets R. Gordon parked
“I want to start by expressing my regrets to the sponsors, fans, and all competitors for any part I played in the miscommunication, confusion and uncertainty surrounding the finish in this weekend's Busch race in Montreal”
Robby Gordon might have sparked NASCAR's first international incident.
NASCAR parked Gordon on Sunday, preventing his participation in the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway as a result of his actions in Saturday's Busch Series race in Montreal.
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said Gordon was parked for committing an act 'determined by a NASCAR official to constitute a threat to the orderly conduct of the event.' The decision could not be appealed.
'Towards the end of Saturday's race at Montreal, Robby Gordon demonstrated blatant disrespect and disregard for NASCAR directives -- on multiple occasions,' Tharp said. Read more
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#1 Aug 6, 2007
Gordon got shafted by the big shots of NASCAR who are trying for the international audience. They seemed to want a foriegn driver to win-moving the better running car of Gordon far enough back to prevent a challenge to Ambrose. (I don't think Harvick could have out run Ambrose.)
#2 Aug 6, 2007
Robby Gordon's selfish actions in the past are why we have the lucky dog rule in Nascar. He wouldn't stand for the long standing gentleman's agreement not to race under the yellow. He is accustmed to getting preferential treatment like he gets at Indy car races but Nascar won't put up with his crybaby tactics.
“IN GOD WE TRUST”
Since: Jun 07
#3 Aug 6, 2007
Everybody involved in the episode screwed up. Ambrose screwed up by spinning Robby after the yellow came out, NASCAR screwed up by not putting Robby back in the lead and restarting the race with a car out in front of the field that wasn't even being scored and Robby just screwed everything up. Ambrose probably ran up on Robby and couldn't slow down in time and spun Robby but if you get spun and the yellow is already out you should get your spot back. Robby should have to sit out at least the next three Cup and Busch races. Any body that behaves in the manner Robby did, I don't care if it is Jeff Gordon, Jr. or who, should have to miss some races. NASCAR knew Robby was going to take Ambrose out if they left him in front but the one thing you aren't going to hear is NASCAR admit they made a mistake.
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