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  • 06/05/2011, 09:25PM ET

If you wanna shed a little blood, then let's take it outside.

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Topic- Was NASCAR's penalty on Richard Childress appropriate, was is too soft or too severe?

For those that don't know, following the truck race on Friday, Richard Childress reportedly got Kyle Busch in a headlock and punched him 3 times after Kyle had made sslight contact with one of Richard's trucks after the race.

The punishment- Childress was fined an amount to be determined later, and had limited access to the race today, but was not suspended from the race and had communication with all of his drivers.

Richard Childress is my favorite team owner, but I have to say the punishment was a bit soft.

No matter how much they fine Childress, it will be like pocket change to him. I bet he doesn't even have to miss his annual polar bear hunt.

I say Richard should have had the fine, and been suspended from today's race.

Yes, Kyle has a history with Childress's main driver and is on probation for an incident involving Harvick, but what happened Friday was not enough to warrant fists being thrown.

Richard is 65 years old, he should have been able to control his temper better.


They havent made any decision yet. Shouldnt we wait for his punishment before we decide on the severity of it?


Also, to the note its not about the temper or anything else. I think he was simply making the point that racecars are expensive and there is a much better and cheaper way to settle issues.


Yeah, it's pretty much a given that a fine is pretty much what Childress's punishment is gonna be.

NASCAR has said that a suspension is highly unlikely, and he wasn't suspended from Sunday's race at Kansas. He didn't have access to certain things, but was still able to be in the track and communicate with all of his drivers and teams, so basically his penalty will be a fine.

Yes, race cars are expensive, and I'm not advocating any thing Kyle Busch does, but the damage Kyle caused to Richard's race truck after the truck race could be fixed with a hammer.

I don't mind seeing drivers fight. In fact, I like to see drivers get into it, but Richard is a team owner. He's not on the track with the drivers, and he shouldn't assault another team's driver because of a bump after a race.

Richard is a 65 year old man, he's been a NASCAR team owner since the early 80s, he's supposed to be a classy business man.

What Richard did hurts NASCAR's image, and I say he should have been suspended from Sunday's race at Kansas to go along with his fine.


Forfeited Turn


I didn't really expect anything less.

I'm not gonna waste my time just to wait for the second forfeited turn.


still, no decision from nascar on what the punishment will be

June 5, 2011  09:41 PM ET

Agree with you completely.

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June 5, 2011  10:17 PM ET
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I'm going to wait until I hear the penalties before making a decision.As I have said elsewhere, losing one's temper in the heat of the moment happens to people, but I'm betting that this has been building, and we don't have the full story.KryBu just RUBS most people the wrong way, and IMO, gains no respect from many.

I hate Kyle just as much as anybody, and I truly believe he deserved an **** kicking from Harvick, but that incident was several weeks ago, and the contact wasn't much, and Childress shouldn't have assaulted him.

You know, NASCAR is trying to get away from it's redneck image and everything.

June 5, 2011  10:23 PM ET

Fisticuffs? 5 minutes in the penalty box to cool off.
No fines. No suspensions.
Like it should be in all sports.

June 5, 2011  10:28 PM ET
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Fisticuffs? 5 minutes in the penalty box to cool off. No fines. No suspensions. Like it should be in all sports.

Between participants, I agree, but not between a team owner and a driver.

I mean, I do like the fact that Kyle Busch got his **** kicked in public by a 65 year old man who happens to be the owner of my favorite NASCAR team, but NASCAR needs to be consistent with it's penalties. If an owner like say Joe Nemechek would have been the one to beat up Kyle Busch, Front Row Joe would probably lose his race team because of the penalties.

June 5, 2011  10:40 PM ET
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Between participants, I agree, but not between a team owner and a driver.

Yeah, I can't really argue against you on that.

June 5, 2011  10:42 PM ET

Allow NASCAR drivers to carry loaded 22's in their racecar.

Problem solved.

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June 6, 2011  01:12 AM ET

I'd take it, but I'd lose. I hate Kyle Busch and think he deserved it. Richy should get an award, not a punishment.

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June 6, 2011  07:51 AM ET

Nolan Ryan said hi.

June 6, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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Between participants, I agree, but not between a team owner and a driver.I mean, I do like the fact that Kyle Busch got his **** kicked in public by a 65 year old man who happens to be the owner of my favorite NASCAR team, but NASCAR needs to be consistent with it's penalties. If an owner like say Joe Nemechek would have been the one to beat up Kyle Busch, Front Row Joe would probably lose his race team because of the penalties.

I researched this. I should know better than to try an counter UH in a NASCAR topic.

It looks like NASCAR has taken it too lightly Kyle Busch in several other incidents. A soft punishment here will certainly encourage the participants to take matters into their own hands like Childress just did. Wreck two of Childress' cars and all Busch gets is an mild ****-kicking. Going hard on Childress would be hypocritical at this point.

Releasing a statement that says "the next one to mess up gets fined heavily" would be the only recourse.

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June 6, 2011  10:07 AM ET

I might take this.

Need to do some research. Haven't been paying much attention to NASCAR this year.

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