"NASCAR driver Carl Long says he has lost his appeal of a 12-race suspension and penalty.Mighty nice of the committee to say Carl doesn't have to pay his crew chief's fine if Swing can't afford it. Of course, the article doesn't detail the ramifications if Long can't pay his OWN 200G fine - spare change I'm he's just got laying around.
The National Stock Car Racing Commission denied Long's appeal at a hearing Tuesday, the driver told The Associated Press. The commission isolated Long's suspension to the Sprint Cup Series, meaning he can find work in one of the sport's lower levels. However, Long's full-time job is working with the Front Row Motorsports No. 34 Chevrolet in the Cup series.
The commission also told Long the $200,000 fine levied against crew chief Charles Swing would not fall to Long if Swing can't pay it."
I wonder if the subject of "quit picking on the little guys" came up during last week's town hall "open" forum in Mooresville.