When NASCAR penalizes drivers, it should name who they are and state why they have been penalized. SI.com’s Tom Bowles writes that such openness in other sports leagues ensures that governing bodies don’t "cross the line between firm discipline and terrorizing its participants." Update: ESPN is reporting which drivers were recently fined.
Unnamed sources tell ESPN that Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin were the drivers who were fined. Makes sense. Each has made critical comments about NASCAR this year. Unlike NASCAR, they spoke on the record.
NASCAR looks to silence drivers critical of the sport (SI.com)