exactly how I feel .. but if Jeff hasn't been added by now,don't think he will http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/c ... 013#!jd7Ju
From Larry McReynolds ..
The one thing I question is that the driver who was holding the steering wheel and using the gas pedal in that race car — regardless of who was in his ear telling him to do what — truly on his own spun his car out and started this whole chain of events, but really is receiving no penalty. Sure, he got hit with 50 driver points taken away, but that penalty was assessed BEFORE the Chase points were reset. It doesn’t affect his position in the Chase one bit.
Trust me, I don’t envy NASCAR’s position. They’ve been through the mill this year with everything they’ve had to deal with from the various teams. Personally, I would have preferred to see a points penalty that would have affected both Clint Bowyer, who caused the caution, and teammate Martin Truex, who benefitted from the caution, enough to take them both out of the Chase.
I also would have liked to see the two drivers who were taken out of the Chase by the Bowyer caution – Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman – both in the Chase. Obviously, after the penalty was assessed, Ryan was in and Martin was out. However, Jeff Gordon is the guy I truly feel bad for because he did everything right at Richmond to put himself in the Chase, but then it was snatched away from him by MWR manipulation.
Nothing yet on the Logano incident .. http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/d ... 313#!jee8O