Nov 03 2006

Robby Gordon Fined for Littering


Looks like everyone was right, Robby Gordon did throw some of his padding out the window to cause the late caution. Now who would’ve thought a driver would try to get an advantage the other drivers wouldn’t get, I bet that never happens. Not saying I condone it, just that I am not surprised, I’ve heard some stories about Dale Earnhardt senior throwing out pieces of his race cars to get cautions, so this has been going on for a long time. Robby Gordon just got caught on TV and had to pay the price. At the time, Robby Gordon said on TV, “I definitely did not throw anything out of the window.”

Gordon, who owns his own race team, was docked 50 driver points and 50 car owner points, and fined $15,000 for throwing a piece of roll bar padding onto the track during Sunday’s race at Atlanta. The debris caused NASCAR to call a caution, which helped Gordon to his 10th-place finish but hurt Burton’s final result.

Gordon was also fined $15,000 and placed on probation until the end of the year. Crew chief Greg Erwin was fined $10,000. Source: Nascar.com

They had two clear angles on TV and inspected his car in a two day investigation into the incident. Previous similar incidents are when Earnhardt Jr was penalized 25 points and $10,000 when he said on his radio he did it on purpose, and Kurt Busch was fined $10,000 for spinning Gordon at the 2002 all star race, after he admitted in two interviews he spun him out. Can you say Du huh?

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