Tire-chasing crew man faces further penalty

Mar 10, 2009 Full story: abclocal.go.com 10

NASCAR plans to discuss early this week whether to further punish the crew member who forced officials to call a caution that played a role in the outcome of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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boardman

Spokane, WA

#1 Mar 10, 2009
nascar is very good at handing out punishment, l wish they were better at doing more about there really boring races with there cookie cutter cars and tracks.....
Bev

Seattle, WA

#2 Mar 10, 2009
How can it be a driver is punished before he leaves the track sometimes but a crew member is punished days later. Drivers can wreck other drivers and get held in the pits or fined on the spot but this is major and calls for more punishment. Inconsistent.
Nascar Fan

Palm Bay, FL

#3 Mar 10, 2009
Guess no-one can make a mistake anymore!
Wish the world was a perfect as nascar!!!
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#4 Mar 10, 2009
Bev wrote:
How can it be a driver is punished before he leaves the track sometimes but a crew member is punished days later. Drivers can wreck other drivers and get held in the pits or fined on the spot but this is major and calls for more punishment. Inconsistent.
Bev. the reason in this incident is that, when was the last time you heard of a crew person doing this type of thing? I would think that NASCAR did the RIGHT thing by suspending this man for the rest of the race, anything else would be ADDITIONAL punishment and would be added on to the primary punishment which was done at the track and directly after the incident, same as in your driver case example.

“I'm a FEMALE Nascar Fan!”

Since: Apr 07

Morristown, TN

#5 Mar 10, 2009
Per Jayski.com Jimmy Watts has been suspended for 4 race's .

“#99 Carl Edwards fan”

Since: Jul 08

Wise, VA

#6 Mar 10, 2009
CARL NATION IS GETTING STRONGER

“I'm a FEMALE Nascar Fan!”

Since: Apr 07

Morristown, TN

#7 Mar 10, 2009
Big Ears, care to go to NASCAR Cafe on here ?:)

“#99 Carl Edwards fan”

Since: Jul 08

Wise, VA

#8 Mar 10, 2009
I Flip For Carl wrote:
Big Ears, care to go to NASCAR Cafe on here ?:)
OKAY
boardman

Spokane, WA

#9 Mar 11, 2009
the iron fist of nascar strikes again on team #47 mr watts suspended for 4 races and probation and the crew chief placed on probation. now back to their really boring races and look alike cars..
Mr_McFeely

York, PA

#10 Mar 11, 2009
Bev wrote:
How can it be a driver is punished before he leaves the track sometimes but a crew member is punished days later. Drivers can wreck other drivers and get held in the pits or fined on the spot but this is major and calls for more punishment. Inconsistent.
He was punished, he was immediatly kicked out of the remainder of the race.

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