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NASCAR fines Edwards, puts him on probation

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Posted on Tue, Aug. 22, 2006
'I was wrecked and I reacted'
By DAVID POOLE
The Charlotte Observer

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Paul Sancya / The Associated Press
Carl Edwards (right) hears from team owner Jack Roush
after the NASCAR Busch Series' Carfax 250

Carl Edwards was fined $20,000 and put on probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following Saturday's Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Roush Racing said Edwards accepts the penalty and that it will not be appealed.

"I put everything I can into winning races," Edwards said in a statement that came from his team. "I was wrecked and I reacted. It was wrong on my part. NASCAR penalized me and I respect that. Most importantly I apologize if I upset any of my fans or sponsors."

Edwards was leading in his No. 60 Ford at the start of a green-white-checkered finish, but spun coming off Turn 2 after contact from behind from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Chevrolet.

Earnhardt Jr. won the race, which ended under caution following his incident with Edwards. With Earnhardt Jr. still on the track for the cool-down lap, Edwards then drove off pit road and ran into the left side of Earnhardt Jr.'s car.

Edwards later went to victory lane to confront Earnhardt Jr. about the incident. Both drivers were summoned to a meeting with NASCAR officials Sunday morning before the Nextel Cup race to "clear the air."

http://www.thatsracin.com/mld/thatsracin/15334559.htm
 
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(Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
Side-swiped: On his cool-down lap, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was hit in the side and nearly had his left hand chopped off by Carl Edwards.

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(Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
Break it up: After Carl Edwards grabbed Dale Earnhardt Jr., officials quickly separated the two drivers.

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Difference of opinion: Carl Edwards confronts Dale Earnhardt Jr. about the spin in victory lane as Busch officials watch and wait to step in.​
 

jhecox

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Keep is cool Carl, after all it's JUST a Busch race...
 

Lucy64

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And everyone complains about Tony Stewart. In the heat of battle they all get fired-up. GO TONY.............
 

68Roadster

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20k? Is that all??
I would have at least backed up and hit him again if I knew it was gonna be 20k....
 

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And everyone complains about Tony Stewart. In the heat of battle they all get fired-up.

GO TONY.............

:beer

..... at-least Edwards took-off his helmet, unlike 'SOME' drivers who only go-after people while still wearing their brain-bucket.....
;)
 
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1stiff84

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(Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
Side-swiped: On his cool-down lap, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was hit in the side and nearly had his left hand chopped off by Carl Edwards.​

Imagine how Edwards would have felt if something happened to Jr.'s hand.
 

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