NASCAR is holding true to its word. The boys will have at it in 2010. NASCAR slapped Carl Edwards on the wrist for intentionally wrecking Brad Keselowski during last weekend’s race in Atlanta. On Tuesday NASCAR president Mike Helton said that the decision to give Edwards three weeks’ probation was based on two separate issues – the wreck itself and the fact that the car went airborne.
Did Edwards get off easy? Or was it correct for NASCAR to punish the intent, rather than the outcome? Either way, I bet plenty of fans tune in for the March 21 race in Bristol to see what happens next. NASCAR wanted a rivalry. It just got a big one.
The probation will end April 14, four days before the spring Texas race. Edwards was found to have violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – aggressive driving) of the 2010 NASCAR rule book.