Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/14/14
NASCAR levied $300,000 in fines against the Michael Waltrip Racing – the largest total in the sport’s history. It also deducted 50 points each from Bryan Vickers, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer. “I read the fines and penalites and then I looked at the points, and I was like ‘what the hell?’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in Chicago at NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Media Day this afternoon. They also docked Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Bryan Vickers 50 points, costing Truex his spot in the Chase, and allowing Ryan Newman in. The docking of points dropped Bowyer from second to seventh. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is just as popular, actually more so, than Jimmie Johnson. However, unlike JJ, who’s almost always a boring, cliche soundbite, Junior talks to the media with candor. He was his usual candid self today. Earlier, he said that this kind of manipulation races was really quite common. He even mentioned a couple ways that it’s done. Most of the questions to Dale Earnardt Jr. were about Satu...
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