- 06/05/2011, 09:25PM ET
CuntryBlumpkin said 06/05, 09:25 PM
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.
Frank Pentangeli said 06/06, 01:07 PM
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.
CuntryBlumpkin said 06/06, 07:57 PM
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.
CuntryBlumpkin said 06/07, 09:29 PM
I didn't really expect anything less.
I'm not gonna waste my time just to wait for the second forfeited turn.
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