Charlotte - For refusing to give up his second-place
standing and drop back to 13th in a race on Saturday, driver Robby
Gordon has been fined $35,000 and put on probation for the rest of
Gordon protested a NASCAR ruling during the closing laps of a
Busch Series race in Montreal and refused to give up his position.
He was immediately disqualified but stayed in the race and spun
leader Marcos Ambrose. He was ordered off the track, but refused
and completed the final two laps and celebrated as if he were the
winner by pumping his fist in the air and doing burnouts.
Hours later, Gordon offered what he called a "peace offering"
to Ambrose, saying he would field a car for the Australian driver
in this weekend's Nextel Cup event at Watkins Glen.
So Ambrose will get to make his Nextel Cup debut in a joint
effort between Gordon and Wood Brothers/JTG Racing, his current
NASCAR says Gordon will be suspended indefinitely if he disrupts
another event this season or if his actions are inappropriate.