November 5, 2011 1 Comment
Kyle Busch has been parked for the remainder of the weekend by NASCAR after his actions during the Truck Series race on Friday night. NASCAR called wrecking Ron Hornaday by Kyle Busch “aggressive driving” and invoked this from the official rule book.
“A NASCAR Supervisory Official may direct a Competitor to cease competition, to leave the racing premises, or to bring the car to the pit and/or garage area for a specified number of laps, and/or a specified time penalty, for the balance of the Race, or future NASCAR Races, if it is necessary to do so in order to promote the orderly conduct of the NASCAR Event(s). Such a directive will be given only in extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the NASCAR Supervisory Officials. It will not be deemed or construed to be a disqualification, suspension or other “penalty” within the meaning of Section 12 and is not appealable under that Section.”
Has this happened before?
Yes, in 2002 Kevin Harvick (ironically) was parked from a Sunday Cup race at Martinsville from his actions in the Truck race. Also in 2007 Robby Gordon was parked at Pocono for actions in a Nationwide Series race in Montreal.
NOTE: Michael McDowell will take the wheel of the #18 machine in Sunday’s race, and Denny Hamlin will drive for Kyle in the Nationwide Series race.
Portions came from nascar.com