NASCAR fines R. Gordon $35K

NASCAR fines R. Gordon $35K

There are 33 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 8, 2007, titled NASCAR fines R. Gordon $35K. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Robby Gordon avoided a lengthy suspension Tuesday when NASCAR fined him $35,000 and placed him on probation through the end of the year for his misconduct during the Busch Series race in Montreal.

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“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#21 Aug 9, 2007
Jim Hawk wrote:
NASCAR doesn't seem to understand how ugly that Robby Gordon incident appeared to casual fans like myself. I have NEVER logged on to NASCAR.com until today - I just wanted to tell SOMEone how disappointed I am in NASCAR. Robby's career should have ended right there and then. His hot-headedness is useless on the track and on the road with regular commuters. It was bad sportsmanship at its ugliest. To let him race again astounds me ! If officials can't get racers to obey them, right or wrong, the sport has lost control and fans like me will lose interest.- Jim Hawk
Jim, you're absolutely correct on all counts. Robby Gordon made himself the poster child for poor sportsmanship. He was a total embarassment to himself and to the sport of auto racing. NASCAR failed miserably to handle the situation and embarassed themselves. I read a statement someone wrote that said Gordon better be glad Big Bill Sr. wasn't alive and running things and that is a fact. Bill Sr. would have banded someone for life and never had a second thought about it for something far less than what Gordon did. Political correctness is going to be the ruin of mankind. NASCAR just keeps on threating to do something and never does anything that means a thing or stops anything from happening again and again. Brian France better start thinking about the fact the average family run business only lasts 3 generations before it is bought out or goes belly up. There are a lot more major motorsports sanctioning bodies that don't exist anymore than there are ones that are operating today.
dwkwingnut

Paramount, CA

#22 Aug 9, 2007
I started going to riverside in da 70's, wuz there when rusty hit bill's jack man. This Is'nt stock car racing. Started getting weird when they started painting on the headlights. I guess the "casual fan" dont understand the rules. You cant wreck a car during a yellow flag. Robbie wuz not going to be denied, he clearly was the fastest driver that day. Watch him race offroad sometime.
dwkwingnut

Paramount, CA

#23 Aug 9, 2007
I am going to start watching SCCA. Kinda where nascar wuz 20 yrs ago. Caddys and corvettes and mustangs, oh my. The NEW stock cars. AND, GO RON HORNADAY! Used to watch him at Saugus.
menards

Mount Laurel, NJ

#24 Aug 10, 2007
Its good to see that even the casual fan see's that the racing is rigged, and believes that if Robby is going to try to stick up for himself against the almighty Nascar, he should no longer be allowed to compete.
Jim Hawk wrote:
NASCAR doesn't seem to understand how ugly that Robby Gordon incident appeared to casual fans like myself. I have NEVER logged on to NASCAR.com until today - I just wanted to tell SOMEone how disappointed I am in NASCAR. Robby's career should have ended right there and then. His hot-headedness is useless on the track and on the road with regular commuters. It was bad sportsmanship at its ugliest. To let him race again astounds me ! If officials can't get racers to obey them, right or wrong, the sport has lost control and fans like me will lose interest.- Jim Hawk
Ha Ha

Fishers, IN

#25 Aug 10, 2007
menards wrote:
Its good to see that even the casual fan see's that the racing is rigged, and believes that if Robby is going to try to stick up for himself against the almighty Nascar, he should no longer be allowed to compete.
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He can stick up for himself by protesting after the race and handling it through the proper channels - not by being a big baby and wrecking the race leader! People/teams get screwed in all types of sports (and I do believe that he got screwed) but they are not allowed to just ignore the rules and do what they want! For instance if a football team gets a 60 yard gain that's called back for a penalty - they can't just line up 60 yards down the field for their next play because they think the penalty call was bad.

Robby Gordon is a whiny, poor-sport baby (and he sucks).

What I can't believe is that Nascar threw the green flag when Gordon was still riding around in second after they'd told him to move back!
menards

Cherry Hill, NJ

#26 Aug 10, 2007
He could have, but who would of listened?? The way he handled it was the way to go. Hes been the talk of ESPN every night of the week, and now has the outcry of support from fans that think NASCAR botched the call. You know they say there is no such thing as "bad" publicity.....
Ha Ha wrote:
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He can stick up for himself by protesting after the race and handling it through the proper channels - not by being a big baby and wrecking the race leader! People/teams get screwed in all types of sports (and I do believe that he got screwed) but they are not allowed to just ignore the rules and do what they want! For instance if a football team gets a 60 yard gain that's called back for a penalty - they can't just line up 60 yards down the field for their next play because they think the penalty call was bad.
Robby Gordon is a whiny, poor-sport baby (and he sucks).
What I can't believe is that Nascar threw the green flag when Gordon was still riding around in second after they'd told him to move back!
menards

Mount Laurel, NJ

#27 Aug 10, 2007
and if the refs make a bad call in football and thay 60 yard gain is called back.. They have Coache's Challenge to review.
Ha Ha

Fishers, IN

#28 Aug 10, 2007
JR-SR FAN

Raleigh, NC

#29 Aug 10, 2007
There is no legitimate comparison that can be made between pro-football and NASCAR. Pro-football is a sport made up of franchised teams that are governed and ruled by the franchising body. NARCAR is a sport owned and governed by one company and there is no franchise involved. Participants in the sport are allowed to participate on a per event basis for a entry fee. In football a play may run from 3 to 30 second and then comes to a conclusion before another play is started. There is only one play in racing, the race. If a call can be made on the roll, great. But to allow the race to be stopped while someone reviews tape because someone protested a call is not practical. In NASCAR there is an appeals committee that rules on appeals made by drivers or teams. The people on this committee are not from NASCAR however they make their decisions based on NASCAR"s rulebook. Crap like Gordon pulled isn't going to meet with a lot of success on appeal.
menards

Mount Laurel, NJ

#30 Aug 10, 2007
Of course Nascar wont listen to anyone. Nascar owns the series, they own the officials, they own the rules, and if anyone goes against the grain they are dealt with. NASCAR=MAFIA Crooked and corrupt with rigged finishes. Robby made it interesting and shed some light on crooked nascar.
JR-SR FAN wrote:
There is no legitimate comparison that can be made between pro-football and NASCAR. Pro-football is a sport made up of franchised teams that are governed and ruled by the franchising body. NARCAR is a sport owned and governed by one company and there is no franchise involved. Participants in the sport are allowed to participate on a per event basis for a entry fee. In football a play may run from 3 to 30 second and then comes to a conclusion before another play is started. There is only one play in racing, the race. If a call can be made on the roll, great. But to allow the race to be stopped while someone reviews tape because someone protested a call is not practical. In NASCAR there is an appeals committee that rules on appeals made by drivers or teams. The people on this committee are not from NASCAR however they make their decisions based on NASCAR"s rulebook. Crap like Gordon pulled isn't going to meet with a lot of success on appeal.
menards

Mount Laurel, NJ

#31 Aug 10, 2007
its all about the PR....

Tune in on sunday, all those talking heads will be ranting and raving about how ambrose is in a RGM ford. Youll see replays of the incident, interviews with both drivers, and the cameras will be looking to see what those two are doing all day. Jim Beam and Camping World will get a seasons worth of exposure this weekend..... RG is striking while the iron is hot.
Ha Ha wrote:
http://www.indystar.com/apps/p bcs.dll/article?AID=2007708100 517
Dale Jr Fan

Indianapolis, IN

#32 Aug 10, 2007
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>Jim, you're absolutely correct on all counts. Robby Gordon made himself the poster child for poor sportsmanship. He was a total embarassment to himself and to the sport of auto racing. NASCAR failed miserably to handle the situation and embarassed themselves. I read a statement someone wrote that said Gordon better be glad Big Bill Sr. wasn't alive and running things and that is a fact. Bill Sr. would have banded someone for life and never had a second thought about it for something far less than what Gordon did. Political correctness is going to be the ruin of mankind. NASCAR just keeps on threating to do something and never does anything that means a thing or stops anything from happening again and again. Brian France better start thinking about the fact the average family run business only lasts 3 generations before it is bought out or goes belly up. There are a lot more major motorsports sanctioning bodies that don't exist anymore than there are ones that are operating today.
I blame Nascar for letting this happen. They failed to get control of the race and Robby had to swallow his mistakes and Nascar's also.
They have rules why wait until a race is over to inforce them. Anyway Robby did a nice burn out. lol
BVille

Austin, TX

#33 Aug 10, 2007
Where is the cheapest place everyone has found to buy nascar tickets? The best site I have found so far is TixThis . com. I have checked several different places and I found them to have the best price, probably because they aren't as commercialized as the other sites. They even had tickets to sold out races that I went to. Here is the site in case you want to check it out:

Regards,



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