Quantcast


Last updated: March 26. 2013 11:46PM - 1535 Views

AP FILE PHOTONASCAR is not penalizing Tony Stewart, pictured above, for scuffling with Joey Logano on pit road at California, and viewed the crash between Logano and Denny Hamlin as a racing incident.
AP FILE PHOTONASCAR is not penalizing Tony Stewart, pictured above, for scuffling with Joey Logano on pit road at California, and viewed the crash between Logano and Denny Hamlin as a racing incident.
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR won’t penalize Tony Stewart for scuffling with Joey Logano on pit road at California and saw nothing to indicate Logano or Denny Hamlin were trying to intentionally wreck each other as they raced for the win.


In addition, NASCAR officials have given no thought to policing blocking, which is what Logano did to Stewart on the final restart to trigger the post-race confrontation.


“There are no conversations internally inside of NASCAR to look at blocking as a violation or a penalty as some other forms of motorsports do,” Sprint Cup Series director John Darby said Tuesday. “As good as the racing has been, as exciting as it’s been, I don’t know that we need to jump in the middle and screw it up.”


Stewart parked his car near Logano’s and angrily approached him after Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. There was some shoving, but crew members intervened before any punches landed. Logano threw a water bottle at Stewart.


Darby said the incident didn’t escalate to a level where NASCAR had to take action.


As for the last-lap crash between Logano and Hamlin, Darby said NASCAR viewed it as a racing incident.


Comments
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com