All things Ryan
Tue May 07, 2013 12:28 pm
NASCAR will likely review comments made by Stewart-Haas Racing driver #39-Ryan Newman following a Lap 183 crash in Sunday's rain-marred Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Any potential fine that could come from the comments likely would be made on Tuesday or Wednesday, per NASCAR's history. Earlier, it was reported that NASCAR would definitely review his comments, but a spokesperson clarified that there are a variety of things that will be reviewed over the course of a race weekend. Newman finished 32nd after the crash in which Kurt Busch's #78 car barrel-rolled and landed upside down on the hood of the #39 car Newman had in position for a top-10 finish or win with five laps left in regulation as darkness approached. NASCAR fined #11-Denny Hamlin $25,000 earlier this year for perceived negative comments about the new "Gen 6" car and the quality of racing at Phoenix International Raceway.(ESPN)(5-7-2013)
Tue May 07, 2013 1:48 pm
Time will tell, I guess.
I hope NASCAR let's it slide.
Tue May 07, 2013 2:49 pm
Well, he didn't denegrate the product, which was the excuse they used to uphold Hamlin's comments. I don't know if they do, but I would hope that they take the "heat of the moment" aspect into account whenever they reveiw any driver's comments.
Tue May 07, 2013 3:40 pm
housesandhogans wrote:Well, he didn't denegrate the product, which was the excuse they used to uphold Hamlin's comments. I don't know if they do, but I would hope that they take the "heat of the moment" aspect into account whenever they reveiw any driver's comments.
I agree. Based on their past reasoning, I see no basis for fining him.
Tue May 07, 2013 3:45 pm
My heart sank when I saw the accident. I feel as though Ryan's comments were justified due to the severity of what happened.
Tue May 07, 2013 5:21 pm
No fine coming his way.....
Tue May 07, 2013 7:16 pm
I was waiting to see what NASCAR's reaction was going to be. In addition to calling out NASCAR (without naming them...HAHA) he cussed during the interview which has always been a no-no. NASCAR needs to realize when they fine drivers for talking against them it is UNAMERICAN! Too many veterans out there have fought for our basic rights for freedoms like Free Speech and if they're obsessed with drivers talking about them, it just makes the whole program look less than "kosher." It makes NASCAR look like they're hiding things they don't want the Public or fans to know about. Too much secrecy all around IMO.
Ryan had just spent minutes underneath a racing car flipped on top of him and spinning around not knowing if the car integrity was going to hold and keep him safe. With a family, I imagine that's even more important than ever for these drivers. It's their safety for heaven sakes. If they're going to be fined for complaining about safety issues, NASCAR might as well pack it in. At the same time, I know they'll turn around and fine another driver for saying less than Ryan did. No consistency with them.
Tue May 07, 2013 8:29 pm
I say anything he had to say was justified!! Look at the top of his car........
Tue May 07, 2013 9:39 pm
The words he used weren't any worse than Tony's... I say no fine and if NASCAR does, they better be prepared for the backlash. They already had the race suspensions reduced for Penske and I'm guessing that tomorrow the appeals board will make them look bad and if not them, then I think Middlebrook will reduce at least the points penalty and suspension lengths for JGR...
Wed May 08, 2013 7:45 am
Updated from Jayski's.....
NASCAR said Tuesday that Ryan Newman will not be fined for his rebuke of NASCAR on live television following a late accident at Talladega. Newman's race ended Sunday in a 12-car accident when Kurt Busch's car barrel-rolled on top of his car. Newman said his TV interview was solely to complain that NASCAR had made plenty of safety advances but still couldn't figure out how to keep cars on the track. He used a vulgarity in his interview. Not fining Newman is consistent with NASCAR chairman Brian France's decision to give drivers' permission to criticize anything but the cars and the on-track product. Denny Hamlin was fined $25,000 in March for saying he didn't think NASCAR's new car races as well as the old car
Wed May 08, 2013 10:59 am
Rochelle wrote:The words he used weren't any worse than Tony's... I say no fine and if NASCAR does, they better be prepared for the backlash. They already had the race suspensions reduced for Penske and I'm guessing that tomorrow the appeals board will make them look bad and if not them, then I think Middlebrook will reduce at least the points penalty and suspension lengths for JGR...
The difference between Tony's "interview" and Ryan's......Tony was mad at Joey not NASCAR.....not saying Ryan had every right to say what he said!! But no fine...good call NASCaR! Better than some they have made!
Wed May 08, 2013 1:56 pm
To finish 32nd after a likely top 10 finish - Nascar probably thought that was punishment enough, or you hope they would consider that when making a ruling like this. He needs his money too because of no job being lined up yet!
I though still agree it was OK they finished the race the way they did, and Ryan is catching a lot more hate out there than support for his comments.
Caught an interview with Tony on 'Nascar Now' yesterday - he said it would be a bigger accomplishment for SHR to pull out of this slump, than it was to win the championship. He must think they are REALLY off then....
Wed May 08, 2013 4:27 pm
hahahaha... Yes, I guess I am insensitive, especially when "vulgarities" are used, lol. They truly don't bother me and that was the point I was trying to make. The words he used were no different than what Tony used not long ago. And Ryan was not specific in who he was ticked at, it could have been taken a number of ways. Didn't think a fine was coming. You hear worse than that on the in-car and then one of the talking heads apologizes. No harm, no foul. Personally I think they should expect worse when they accost the drivers coming out of the in-field care center.
Besides, haven't they made enough money in fines already this season? And it's not even half over!
Wed May 08, 2013 5:24 pm
yea nascar is a tad out of hand with the fines, see ryan has to watch his words inase his daughter is watching
he ant wiggle out this one hahaha