Skip to comments.NASCAR LIVE: BRISTOL Saturday Night, August 26, 2006 - Sharpie 500 on TNT 7pm ET
Posted on 08/22/2006 1:18:18 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
Distance: 0.533 miles
NO snow angels this time!!
Make your FRFL picks Thursday night, this is NOT an impound race.
As always, this Nascar thread is dedicated to our service men and women throughout the world who stand guard to protect our freedom. God bless all of you and keep you safe.
My Walter Reed tribute will be posted separately for a great bunch of guys we always pay tribute to and offer our thoughts, prayers and thanks for their bravery and service to our country.
Thanks for the ping.
I like Carl Edwards and he doesn't seem to run hot very often. If he didn't want to get wrecked he should have given up the spot. ...only problem, no where to go.
Jr. said Carl needs to chill and it won't cost him so much next time.
What did Nascar fine Carl?
Yep truck race is tomorrow night and I have to work tomorrow sooooo........here it is. :)
Maybe I'll get five drivers running this time
Nothing yet. They may be late because of testing yesterday.
Penalties are usually handed out Tues, but I heard it may not be until tomorrow. This was his second infraction in the last month, so they may be tough on him.
NASCAR News Release
August 22, 2006
03:42 PM EDT (19:42 GMT)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced Tuesday that Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Ford in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined and placed on probation due to a rule violation at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 19.
Edwards was fined $20,000 for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing: hitting another competitor's car after the completion of the race) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book.
He was also placed on probation until Dec. 31.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. slammed into the rear end of Edwards' No. 60 Ford early in a green-white-checkered finish in Saturday's Carfax 250, sending Edwards spinning down the track and nearly taking Gordon with him. That gave two-time Busch champion Earnhardt his second Busch win in four starts this season and the 22nd of his career.
Edwards first drove onto pit road and momentarily parked in Earnhardt's pit. Then he drove back onto the track as the field drove slowly by behind the pace car, banging hard into the side of Earnhardt's No. 8 Chevrolet.
"I didn't mean to spin him out. I don't go around wrecking people," Earnhardt said. "I wouldn't have waited two years to get back at him for wrecking me in Atlanta in 2004 pretty much the same way.
"We got a run off that corner, and Carl just got sideways and he wasn't in the gas. I guess he was pretty mad at me, but there wasn't much I could do."
Earnhardt, the most popular driver in NASCAR, was loudly booed by the crowd when replays showed on the big screens as he got to Victory Lane.
Asked if he saw Edwards coming off pit road, Earnhardt shook his head and said, "I had my hand out the window. He could have taken my hand off. But he didn't. Pretty stupid. That was just rude."
Edwards, who was called to the NASCAR hauler after the race, appeared to have cooled down considerably after getting out of his car. "He just wrecked me off [Turn] 2," Edwards said. "I just wanted to make sure he knew I was mad that he wrecked me. It's racing."
Your Jr pic with the flag is my background here. ;)
How did you do that?
You gave Rainbow an easy first place there don-o.
He'd better be a good little boy, he's been warned now.
Did you have that one? I looked for three hours to find that in a decent size.
I used to have that pic but can't find it. It's really Dover September 2001, but I love that big flag victory lap he did right there after 9-11.
Jr got BIG brownie points in my book that day when he called for the flag as he crossed the finish line.
The Bristol drinking game:
Drink one for every crash
Drink one for every time someone says "F-16 in a gynmasium"
It should have been worse for what he did.
He stopped in Jr's pit and cussed out his crew.
He then goes from pitroad onto the track full blast and sucker punches Jr's drivers side door while he had his hand out there. Under caution no less.
Then, he goes to VL and grabs Jr's firesuit and has to be escorted out.
Nascar is not even handed in their penalties, just ask Kevin Harvick and others. Of course I didn't expect anything different from them.
I remember one year when the night race had:
1. Elliot Sadler slaming his fist against an ambulance door.
2. Jimmie Johnson giving Mark Martin the "bird" after being hit by Martin.
3. Robbie Gordon screaming at NASCAR officials over the team radio for a rough driving penalty.
4. Ward Burton throwing his shoe clips at Dale Earnhardt, Jr. after Burton got bumped by "Junior."
I think the NASCAR trailer was working way overtime that night.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.