Published on February 13th, 2008 |
by Ron Ripple
Busch & Stewart = Slap on the Wrist
I’m not trying to make this site all about the Tony vs Kurt Drama…. But it’s the biggest drama going on at the moment..
The verdict is in! NASCAR gave Busch and Stewart a six race probation as punishment for the “on track” incident that took place in last weekend’s practice. What do I think? I reckon I’m happy they weren’t suspended… but we all knew with NASCAR’s 2008 attitude of “let boys be boys” that Tony and Kurt wouldn’t be punished too severely. No penalties were given out for the behind the scenes argument and bitch slap that took place in NASCAR’s hauler. NASCAR officially states they have no plans for further punishment.
I came across an interesting pole on Nascar.com asking the fans whether or not Kurt Busch should be sat out for the first race. I was shocked with the results… a wowing 42% were in favor, that’s close to 29,000 people who were against Kurt Busch racing in this weekend’s Daytona 500. All I have to say is give me a friggin break! Have you never had an incident where someone was driving 5 mph below the speed limit and then get so pissed off you showed them how you really felt? I have to admit that I’ve had my fair share of road raging… and if I had the opportunity to trade paint with that slow poke and only get slapped on the wrist, I’d probably have to buy a new car weekly. I personally look forward to the first race and I hope to see Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart battling it out for first place.
What are your thoughts? Should the boys have had a more severe punishment?