NASCAR » Penalties handed out over Phoenix fracas


Jeff Gordon has received a heavy fine and points deduction for his on-track retaliation against Clint Bowyer at Phoenix, with other sanctions also being handed out.

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Neil22 - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 8:54 PM

Big mistake by Jeff, he should know better.
However, Bowyer has been using that splitter as a weapon all season long and it was only a matter of time till someone called him on it. Hey NASCAR, think you might be able to disarm the cars next year?

Cosworth DFV - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:47 PM

Jeff should have been parked for that one.....a deliberate act that also ruined and wrecked a couple of other drivers who had to party to this at all. They are not going to get the points they lost and their teams are going to be out of pocket with the 'race damage'.

Debbie Bourg - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 12:43 AM

Wait a minute before judging Jeff. I think it was last year when Denny Hamlin was doing the same thing to Brad. Stop running your mouth Denny. I am not saying it was right, but I think Clint is a bully on the track and somebody finally checked him. Clint took out Jeff & Jimmy out of a race, but nobody remembers that incident. Now, as far as Brad, he should be docked driver points because when Junior was in contention for the title against Kurt Bush, Junior said one curse word (shit) he was dock 115 points which caused him to be out of the contention for the title. Nascar, you have messed up once again. You don't hand down the same punish for every driver. You show favorism. You are wrong for not calling a caution and you are wrong for not docking Brad driver points! Do the right thing!

Shannon Bean - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 1:45 AM

Debbie,I agree with most of your comment but there a few things that I want to address too on it.When Brad said his curse word he was not on national television so that's the loophole NASCAR is using on that one.I agree all drivers should be handed the same punishment for the same violations as you pointed out,but I also think NASCAR has messed up again as well in the point that they fined only Brian Pattie and Michael Waltrip as a team owner in this incident on Clint's side.Clint's entire pit crew attacked Jeff when he got out of that car so they should all be fined for that unsportsmanlike conduct as well.I also think Clint himself should be fined for the way he escalated the incident by running across the pits to go after Jeff after his pit crew had already jumped on him.That was also conduct unbecoming therefore he should have to pay also.What is good for the goose is good for the gander.You can't just pick and choose when all involved acted like barbarians.As far as Brad being fin

Todd - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 1:31 PM

I think Nascar has made a big mistake, they should have suspended Jeff Gordon for at least one race. It looks as though Nascar doesn't exact the same penalties on all drivers, and I think that Jeff receive special treatment in this case.

Ralf - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 11:17 PM

I understand why NASCAR gave this penalty to Jeff Gordon, but I think it's wrong, they should have banned him!
What he did doesn't show a lot of respect towards others and for a 'sportsman' a bad, very bad thing to do.

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