Are NASCAR’s Penalties Getting Out of Hand?

For the second week in-a-row, we’re talking about a NASCAR penalty. Last week, Joey Logano saw his win basically taken away, as NASCAR won’t count his victory at the Richmond International Raceway for this year’s playoffs due to his car failing inspection at the R&D Center in Charlotte. They also took away 25 driver points and will see him be without his crew chief Todd Gordon for two races. They were also fined $50k for their car having an issue with the rear suspension. “The penalty is pretty severe,” Logano…

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Penalty to Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports a Big Hit to the Team

NASCAR levied down a stiff penalty to Richard Petty Motorsports on Wednesday, as Aric Almirola lost 35 driver points and the No. 43 Ford will see their crew chief Drew Blickensderfer suspended three races and fined $65k for the car having too much rear skew. That’s the same penalty that Brad Keselowski had from his car failing inspection at Phoenix. Almirola, finished fourth in last Sunday’s Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway, as it was his second top five of the season. It was also his second consecutive top 10 finish,…

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33 Indy 500 Entries Appear to Be Set, 7 Past Winners, 4 Rookies, 13 Americans and 11 Different Countries Represented

INDIANAPOLIS – Today’s news about Juncos Racing showing up to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with two drivers this month adds the car count up to 32 cars for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). That leaves us one shy of a full field, with one more entry remaining to be announced. It appears though that it’s likely that Lazier Partners Racing will be back for a fifth straight year with Buddy Lazier as the driver. That would get us to 33 drivers for…

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