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Hey NASCAR – that’s plain stupid!

November 12, 2012

Let’s hear it for NASCAR, who feel that indecision is their core value.

Remember when they told the drivers to “have at it?” Wasn’t that long ago. Remember that NASCAR got mega attention when Brad Keselowski tweeted during the Juan Pablo Montoya-induced red flag at this year’s Daytona 500?

Well, that’s all out the window. According to NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp, cell phones were outlawed in the car after Daytona; Brad K had one in his suit and tweeted during the red flag at Phoenix.

The red flag was called as four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon got angry with Clint Bowyer for consistently racing him dirty (his scenario, not mine – I was working NHRA and never saw yesterday’s Sprint Cup race).

So now – for actions detrimental to stock car racing – Gordon’s got a $100 grand fine, docked 25 points, as was car owner Hendrick Motorsports. The former Wonder Boy is also on probation through the end of the calendar year, along with his crew chief Alan Gustafson.

Bowyer’s crew chief Brian Patti was fined $25,000 and also placed on probation until December 31.

Here’s the kicker: Brad K was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until the end of the calendar year for tweeting during the red flag at Phoenix International Raceway. Twitter gets the publicity for this one, not NASCAR.

Hope I don’t get placed on probation for writing this: NASCAR, that’s plain stupid!

By Anne Proffit

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