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2013-09-09 07:57:53 PM

smerfnablin: I hope espn interrupts Monday night football for this breaking news


that would be awesome.

But the NFL would throw a shiat fit
 
2013-09-09 07:57:59 PM
NASCAR.com has the link up, but the page isn't active. It confirms Truex is out.
 
2013-09-09 07:58:38 PM
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Statement from Michael Waltrip: "My wallet hurts."

I bet more than that's gonna hurt
 
2013-09-09 07:59:23 PM
NASCAR Wonka @NASCAR_Wonka

Could be wrong, but I think Bowyer might just want to apply anti-itch cream to his arms before every race from now on.
 
2013-09-09 07:59:57 PM
So let me get this straight: If you're Jeff Gordon and intentionally wreck out a championship contender, timing your "revenge" to when it is most needed by your teammate, you get one race probation.

If you're MWR and you spin your own car out to help a teammate, the heavens open up to smite you.

The lesson is clear: Bowyer and Vickers should have intentionally wrecked Gordon and/or Newman, then claimed petty revenge.
 
2013-09-09 08:00:33 PM

bestsportnascar: NASCAR.com has the link up, but the page isn't active. It confirms Truex is out.


Pretty farking bad to have the main story on your front page 404ing.
 
2013-09-09 08:02:03 PM

Fireproof: bestsportnascar: NASCAR.com has the link up, but the page isn't active. It confirms Truex is out.

Pretty farking bad to have the main story on your front page 404ing.


Now they've taken it off. Posted too soon, perhaps?
 
2013-09-09 08:04:29 PM
Jenna Fryer @JennaFryer

The point deduction does not change Bowyer post Chase re-seeding.
 
2013-09-09 08:04:59 PM

Jensaarai: So let me get this straight: If you're Jeff Gordon and intentionally wreck out a championship contender, timing your "revenge" to when it is most needed by your teammate, you get one race probation.

If you're MWR and you spin your own car out to help a teammate, the heavens open up to smite you.

The lesson is clear: Bowyer and Vickers should have intentionally wrecked Gordon and/or Newman, then claimed petty revenge.


The lesson is "be Jeff Gordon."
 
2013-09-09 08:05:26 PM

DanZero: Jenna Fryer @JennaFryer

The point deduction does not change Bowyer post Chase re-seeding.


LMFAO
 
2013-09-09 08:07:53 PM

PowerSlacker: Throw Bowyer and Truex out of the chase, add Gordon and Newman to the Chase.

Problem solved.


Huge THIS !!   and Vickers didn't have a clue until everything came out....
 
2013-09-09 08:07:59 PM

DanZero: Jenna Fryer @JennaFryer

The point deduction does not change Bowyer post Chase re-seeding.


On RaceHub Dave Despain wanted Clint fined 450 points, guaranteeing he finishes 12th.
 
2013-09-09 08:08:14 PM
I'm wondering if NASCAR is motivated to do this over the fear of losing fans and sponsors...

Or are they afraid drivers would kill eachother on the track enforcing justice?

/I'm guessing money
 
2013-09-09 08:10:59 PM
 
2013-09-09 08:12:09 PM
Espn just put up the story

Excuse the linking on phone:

http://m.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/story?storyId=9655907
 
2013-09-09 08:13:30 PM

bestsportnascar: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/09/09/nascar-spr i nt-cup-richmond-penalties-mwr-chase.html


Wow.
 
2013-09-09 08:14:43 PM
@ESPNMcGee
So the car that caused all this still has a chance to win the championship and the one MWR car not in on it is out?

/uh, there are no innocents in this
 
2013-09-09 08:15:24 PM
"MWR was found to have violated Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing). "

CALLED IT!
 
2013-09-09 08:16:20 PM
@dustinlong
Helton said they reviewed video, audio, timing scoring & more and met with MWR officials.


/oh, to have been a fly on that wall
 
2013-09-09 08:16:51 PM
The three crew chiefs - Brian Pattie (No. 15), Scott Miller (No. 55) and Chad Johnston (No. 56) - have all been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31

Well that's a relief. Double secret probation always does the trick.
 
2013-09-09 08:17:12 PM
"As the sport's sanctioning body, it is our responsibility to ensure there is a fair and level playing field for all of our competitors and this action today reflects our commitment to that."

Is this a true statement? Never since I've been following this have i seen such a commitment to this.
 
2013-09-09 08:17:35 PM
Just submitted this for a new thread...

What channel is this on?

I see nothing :(
 
2013-09-09 08:19:00 PM
I have really mixed feelings about Boyer now. You know who else was just following orders?
 
2013-09-09 08:19:11 PM

Fireproof: "MWR was found to have violated Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing). "

CALLED IT!


You would think not racing cars that are stock would be detrimental to stock car racing.
 
2013-09-09 08:20:59 PM

smerfnablin: What channel is this on?


@dustinlong 10m
NASCAR press conference about to start. It is NOT being televised
 
2013-09-09 08:22:33 PM
I just like having a NASCAR thread on Monday Night :D
 
2013-09-09 08:22:53 PM
@dustinlong
Helton on nothing for Jeff Gordon: "We don't react to ripple affect.''
 
2013-09-09 08:24:31 PM
Ok they makes sense (sorta)

They fined all 3 teams after the race so it puts Newman in on points but doesn't hurt bowyer in the chase standings

/I'm sure Gordon will take care of Bowyer's chase standing...
 
2013-09-09 08:24:48 PM
@nascarcasm
The penalty to the #15 will be assessed on track by the #24 car at a time of his choosing.
 
2013-09-09 08:24:55 PM
So, if working with a teammate to manipulate the points is bad, will we see NASCAR regulating all calls to pit road designed to help a teammate? How about pulling over to let your teammate get a point for leading or clinching the "leading the most laps?" Letting them around you when they're on the tail end of the lead lap? These are all common on-track behaviors.

We all know directly and intentionally wrecking championship contenders is only worthy of a slap on the wrist.
 
2013-09-09 08:29:25 PM
nascarcasm @nascarcasm 9m

"The penalty to the #15 will be assessed on track by the #24 car at a time of his choosing."
 
2013-09-09 08:30:01 PM

Jensaarai: So, if working with a teammate to manipulate the points is bad, will we see NASCAR regulating all calls to pit road designed to help a teammate? How about pulling over to let your teammate get a point for leading or clinching the "leading the most laps?" Letting them around you when they're on the tail end of the lead lap? These are all common on-track behaviors.

We all know directly and intentionally wrecking championship contenders is only worthy of a slap on the wrist.


I am really surprised that they pulled him out of the chase.
 
2013-09-09 08:30:12 PM

DanZero: I just like having a NASCAR thread on Monday Night :D


Just you wait until you see the "Chase Buddha"
 
2013-09-09 08:30:25 PM

good_2_go: @nascarcasm
The penalty to the #15 will be assessed on track by the #24 car at a time of his choosing.


doh!
 
2013-09-09 08:31:28 PM
Wow NASCAR just gave Gordon a green light to go after bowyer on the track for screwing him over...

I'm ok with this
 
2013-09-09 08:32:27 PM
ESPN News channel is discussing it now on Sportscenter.
 
2013-09-09 08:33:36 PM
This whole clusterfark is simply one more example of why having a playoff system is dumb for motorsports.
 
2013-09-09 08:33:38 PM

Jensaarai: So, if working with a teammate to manipulate the points is bad, will we see NASCAR regulating all calls to pit road designed to help a teammate? How about pulling over to let your teammate get a point for leading or clinching the "leading the most laps?" Letting them around you when they're on the tail end of the lead lap? These are all common on-track behaviors.

We all know directly and intentionally wrecking championship contenders is only worthy of a slap on the wrist.


Ooh! Haven't gotten to use one of these in a while!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-09 08:34:08 PM

crotchgrabber: DanZero: I just like having a NASCAR thread on Monday Night :D

Just you wait until you see the "Chase Buddha"


Can I propose a seize fire on the 48 please?

At least for the next 10 races all power idols and glowing buddas should be targeting the 15!

Bowyer needs to feel the power
 
2013-09-09 08:34:32 PM

crotchgrabber: Jensaarai: So let me get this straight: If you're Jeff Gordon and intentionally wreck out a championship contender, timing your "revenge" to when it is most needed by your teammate, you get one race probation.

If you're MWR and you spin your own car out to help a teammate, the heavens open up to smite you.

The lesson is clear: Bowyer and Vickers should have intentionally wrecked Gordon and/or Newman, then claimed petty revenge.

The lesson is "be Jeff Gordon."


IOKIYAG?

smerfnablin: Wow NASCAR just gave Gordon a green light to go after bowyer on the track for screwing him over...

I'm ok with this


Yup. I guess so.
 
2013-09-09 08:37:32 PM

Jensaarai: So, if working with a teammate to manipulate the points is bad, will we see NASCAR regulating all calls to pit road designed to help a teammate? How about pulling over to let your teammate get a point for leading or clinching the "leading the most laps?" Letting them around you when they're on the tail end of the lead lap? These are all common on-track behaviors.

We all know directly and intentionally wrecking championship contenders is only worthy of a slap on the wrist.


Because showing a little courtesy and doing the aforementioned is exactly the same thing as ordering one of your drivers, over open channels, to spin his car out to draw a caution and another driver to pit and then subsequently run laps 50 mph slower than anyone else out there.

If anything, MWR still got off light.  Bowyer should be sitting on the outside as well, and all three should get a time out for this weekend.

I'm a little anxious to see how the sponsors react.  If this is as much of a big deal to them as Smoke said it was, I'm eagerly awaiting the reports of NAPA, 5-Hour Energy and Aaron's either going "FARK YOU, we're out" or "Get your farking house in order by this date, or we're gone."
 
2013-09-09 08:40:37 PM
@dmcnulty12
So Ty Norris falls on his sword and Michael Waltrip will get to use his TV pulpit to spin himself some new clothes..
 
2013-09-09 08:40:50 PM

DanZero: smerfnablin: I hope espn interrupts Monday night football for this breaking news

that would be awesome.

But the NFL would throw a shiat fit


They had a "BREAKING NEWS" scroll at the bottom of the screen about it.
 
2013-09-09 08:43:47 PM

Fireproof: Jensaarai: So, if working with a teammate to manipulate the points is bad, will we see NASCAR regulating all calls to pit road designed to help a teammate? How about pulling over to let your teammate get a point for leading or clinching the "leading the most laps?" Letting them around you when they're on the tail end of the lead lap? These are all common on-track behaviors.

We all know directly and intentionally wrecking championship contenders is only worthy of a slap on the wrist.

Ooh! Haven't gotten to use one of these in a while!

[i.imgur.com image 500x75]


You're missing which action I think is more extreme.

/intentionally wrecking someone else
 
2013-09-09 08:44:17 PM

smerfnablin: crotchgrabber: DanZero: I just like having a NASCAR thread on Monday Night :D

Just you wait until you see the "Chase Buddha"

Can I propose a seize fire on the 48 please?

At least for the next 10 races all power idols and glowing buddas should be targeting the 15!

Bowyer needs to feel the power


But I worked really hard on this one for like... a minute and a half. It took me almost a whole beer to come up with the idea.
 
2013-09-09 08:45:53 PM

Clutch2013: Jensaarai: So, if working with a teammate to manipulate the points is bad, will we see NASCAR regulating all calls to pit road designed to help a teammate? How about pulling over to let your teammate get a point for leading or clinching the "leading the most laps?" Letting them around you when they're on the tail end of the lead lap? These are all common on-track behaviors.

We all know directly and intentionally wrecking championship contenders is only worthy of a slap on the wrist.

Because showing a little courtesy and doing the aforementioned is exactly the same thing as ordering one of your drivers, over open channels, to spin his car out to draw a caution and another driver to pit and then subsequently run laps 50 mph slower than anyone else out there.

If anything, MWR still got off light.  Bowyer should be sitting on the outside as well, and all three should get a time out for this weekend.

I'm a little anxious to see how the sponsors react.  If this is as much of a big deal to them as Smoke said it was, I'm eagerly awaiting the reports of NAPA, 5-Hour Energy and Aaron's either going "FARK YOU, we're out" or "Get your farking house in order by this date, or we're gone."


One of the articles pointe out sponsors pay millions to teams for each driver that makes the chase

Napa gets to put their checkbook away and in pretty sure Mikey is going to have issues getting sponsors when these contracts are up...

I think the 55 is locked in but the limited race schedule 56 might be pressed for dollars next year
 
2013-09-09 08:54:02 PM

crotchgrabber: DanZero: I just like having a NASCAR thread on Monday Night :D

Just you wait until you see the "Chase Buddha"


Yay, Chase Buddha!

All Hail Chase Buddha!
 
2013-09-09 08:54:48 PM
Michael Waltrip @mw55

This wasn't a master plan or about a spin. It's about a split-second decision made by Ty to try to help a teammate. I stand by my people

images.wikia.com
 
2013-09-09 08:56:09 PM

DanZero: Michael Waltrip @mw55
This wasn't a master plan or about a spin. It's about a split-second decision made by Ty to try to help a teammate. I stand by my people


Pants on fire much?
 
2013-09-09 08:56:45 PM
@nateryan
The takeaway from the Michael Waltrip tweet: Ty Norris is our Lee Harvey Oswald.
 
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