Penalty Drops Earnhardt Out of First Place

Penalty Drops Earnhardt Out of First Place "DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Was knocked out of first place in the Nextel Cup by a slip of the tongue. Earnhardt was docked 25 points and fined $10,000 by NASCAR on Tuesday for cursing during a TV interview after his victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Asked Sunday by NASCAR broadcaster NBC about the significance of his fifth victory at Talladega, Earnhardt said, "It don't mean s--- right now. Daddy's won here 10 times." Now, instead of leading Kurt Busch by 13 points in the Nextel Cup standings, Earnhardt trails by 12 with seven races left in the season. In February, NASCAR president Mike Helton told drivers to watch their language on radio and television. Less than a month later, he showed he meant it: Johnny Sauter was fined and lost 25 points for swearing during a radio interview " ---------------- My Take: I'm damn glad that happened, hell, there's too damn much cussing on TV in sports nowadays! All joking aside, I was worried they were going to play favorites... Jr didn't seem to have a problem with it since he was cussing because he was happy. I don't care who your daddy was or where you are in points or if you cussed because you won or because you lost, that is the rule and you broke it. NASCAR has had a problem with consistency in penalties season, they need to get with it and show some balls and actually enforce the same rules for EVERYONE!

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David said...

You are right on. Not to mention the little twerp is "as dumb as a bag of hammers." To steal a line from Boos favorite movie.

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