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The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:50 pm

It's actually from ARCA, and it's a rule that I really don't understand because it's so bizarre. Chris Buescher and and Roulo Brothers Racing, the race winning driver team combo at Road America, have each been fined $2,000 for violating ARCA Rulebook Page 7, Section 3, Item 6. The rule, along with the official ARCA entry blank, each reference "proper display of designated sponsor logos on the driver uniform of the winning driver." I've never heard of any racing series handing out penalties for something like this, but it sounds like they didn't like where a logo on Buescher's firesuit was placed. If that's the case, is that really worth $2,000?

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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by bigdc48 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Over a sponsor being misplaced? Really? Um... 
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by PackerMan71 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:01 pm

Dumbest... penalty... ever.
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by Chives2112 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:04 pm

I've noticed some sponsor patches being either taped over or patched-over with something else. Those usually involve something like a Camping World Truck Series driver having his Truck patch covered up with a Nationwide Series patch when he's driving in the Nationwide Series.
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Post by SpeedDemon37 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:07 pm

Not a big deal; this misplaced sponsor probably paid more money than the fine!

Oh, yeah, this is ARCA...
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by Alta on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:25 pm

I honestly think ARCA is low on money. lol
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:40 pm

After looking at pictures from victory lane, it looks the missing logo is the ARCA Racing logo, so I guess the fine is somewhat understandable, but much more than was necessary.
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by RACECAR on Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:00 am

Really? This is ARCA, Not NASCAR doing this? Did the apocalypse just happen?
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:31 pm

The only thing I can think of that is similar to this is that a driver (I believe it was a Hendrick Motorsports driver) in the mid-2000s was fined for covering up a sign of a official NASCAR sponsor in victory lane with the sign of his personal sponsor. I think it might have been Jimmie Johnson but I'm not sure.

Needless to say this penalty is bizarre. It's not like the people in victory lane need to see the ARCA logo one more time, and given that this race wasn't on TV...
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by flyingturns89 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:37 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:The only thing I can think of that is similar to this is that a driver (I believe it was a Hendrick Motorsports driver) in the mid-2000s was fined for covering up a sign of a official NASCAR sponsor in victory lane with the sign of his personal sponsor. I think it might have been Jimmie Johnson but I'm not sure.

It was Johnson, but it was a giant Powerade prop bottle that he knocked off the roof of the car in victory lane. That was I think $10,000 or something like that.
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Re: The most outrageous penalty ever?

Post by Milan655 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:03 am

I believe you can also receive a fine in F1 should you fail to change your team hat to the Pirelli hat for the interviews.
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