DanZero: Michael Waltrip @mw55This 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
Clutch2013: ESPN just aired a tweet from Gordon. He's pissed.
smerfnablin: Fine Bowyer 100 points for being a douchebag and costing Newman the leadFine Vickers 50 points for that pit stop just to let Logano pass him to knock the 24 out of 10th spotSuspend both of their crew chiefs 6 racesAnd finally ban Michael Waltrip from ever driving in a Sprint Cup event ever again for his classless comments Saturday AND Sunday
rubertidom: smerfnablin: Fine Bowyer 100 points for being a douchebag and costing Newman the leadFine Vickers 50 points for that pit stop just to let Logano pass him to knock the 24 out of 10th spotSuspend both of their crew chiefs 6 racesAnd finally ban Michael Waltrip from ever driving in a Sprint Cup event ever again for his classless comments Saturday AND Sundaylink to comments? Or better yet just surmise it real quick? been a crazy work week...
zanysatsuma: Mark my words: Bowyer wins the Chase.
smerfnablin: fark Michael waltripFox and napa need to fire his assJeff Gordon needs to put Bowyer in the wall then punch Mikey in the mouth
smerfnablin: 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 chaseNapa 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
smerfnablin: Jeff Gordon needs to put Bowyer in the wall then punch Mikey in the mouth
DanZero: Congrats Newman[pbs.twimg.com image 599x602]
DanZero: Congrats Newman
smerfnablin: rubertidom: smerfnablin: Fine Bowyer 100 points for being a douchebag and costing Newman the leadFine Vickers 50 points for that pit stop just to let Logano pass him to knock the 24 out of 10th spotSuspend both of their crew chiefs 6 racesAnd finally ban Michael Waltrip from ever driving in a Sprint Cup event ever again for his classless comments Saturday AND Sundaylink to comments? Or better yet just surmise it real quick? been a crazy work week...Saturday when asked about how the 55 made the chase he said truex has really great teammatesSunday when he was quoted and asked to explain he knew nothing, couldn't explain the context, then said no commentIt was like they asked him to comment on finding him in bed with a transvestite hooker
smerfnablin: DanZero: Congrats NewmanNASCAR should do just that...Bad photoshop skills and all
soopey: Wow.NASCAR did something almost right. They should have made it a 13 car chase field and let Gordon in because of Vicker's pitting at the end of the race intentionally screwed him.
the biggest redneck here: Toyota is HATING this, "honor" is HUGE to the Japs.
vegaswench: Of course, Kyle Petty compared everyone at MWR to the 1919 Chicago Black Sox and said whatever penalty NASCAR dished out wasn't severe enough. Yeah...
good_2_go: @dustinlongMichael Waltrip Racing announces it will NOT appeal penalties.
vegaswench: good_2_go: @dustinlongMichael Waltrip Racing announces it will NOT appeal penalties.Also, MWR just released this statement:What occurred on the No. 55 radio at the end of Saturday night's race in Richmond was a split-second decision made by team spotter Ty Norris to bring the No. 55 to pit lane and help a teammate earn a place in the Chase. We apologize to NASCAR, our fellow competitors, partners and fans who were disappointed in our actions. We will learn from this & move on.
smerfnablin: fark Michael waltripJeff Gordon needs to put Bowyer in the wall then punch Mikey in the mouth
the biggest redneck here: And yet, nothing about the 15. Fu*k them.
good_2_go: the biggest redneck here: And yet, nothing about the 15. Fu*k them.It wasn't Clint's spin that brought about the penalty...@JennaFryerHelton: "There's not conclusive evidence that the spin was intentional. There's a lot of chatter, but we didn't see any conclusive evidence@dustinlongHelton said the "most clear piece of evidence'' of MWR"s actions was the radio conversation on Vickers' channel.
vegaswench: As an aside, isn't it weird how Twitter has taken over as the place for news instead of radio and TV? The accuracy of most of it is to be taken with a grain of salt, of course, but if you had told me that five years ago we would be getting our news from Twitter instead of news websites, I would have thought you were nuts. Yet, here we are. Retweeting news into a news aggregate.
smerfnablin: Random question :Is waltrip going to be driving the 55 at talladega?If so Gordon is going to have a very busy day/might need to buy tickets//can bring power idol if you want me to rub it on the 15 or 18
uncleacid: After all the fake debris cautions during the season and Boyer's spin, I just have one thing to say. I'm ready for some football.
HamstersFromHell: Absolute horseshiat! I wonder if they forgot (how conveniently) that every "start and park" car entered also "manipulates the finishing order" by taking up the lower points spots so that someone who wrecks early won't lose as many points as they could have if all the cars actually tried to finish the race.Not to mention JJ (running 40th many laps down) hit the wall to bring out a yellow so Jeffy wouldn't get lapped. Gordon intentionally took out Boyer last year during the chase and didn't get penalized, doesn't that "alter the outcome of a race?" (Boyer was still in contention for the championship when Gordon took him out.)And to think everytime they run Talladega and Daytona the announcers talk about "team plans" to work together, or with drivers who are in the same make of car...and that isn't "altering the outcome"?Helton got one thing right...they can't prove Boyer spun deliberately. He said he thought he was losing a tire, and he did. Unless you hit something and turn the sheet metal in, not very damned often do you manage to shred a tire by flat-spotting it on a short track. Yet Boyer shredded his.I think NASCAR is running a distraction for the fact they completely blew the last restart on Friday and Saturday night's races. Edwards jumped the start and didn't get penalized for it. If they'd penalized him Newman might have had a chance to win it still...despite his crap pit crew, now residing under the bus. If they yellow flagged it again and sent him to back of the line, how would the results have changed point wise?They need to get back to racing, not "lucky dogs" and "chases" to try to liven up dull races.A lot of folks are talking about how other sports have "cleaned up"...bah! How may times can someone fake an injury in football to get an official's time out, sit out a play and return?If they are going to do a "chase" make it to where the "wild cards" can't be manipulated...top 10 in points, plus anyone in top 20 who wins a race, period. NASCAR is more guilty of "actions detrimental to the sport" than any of the teams and drivers.
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