Robby Gordon's Probation to Extend for the Remainder of 2011


Nascar has announced that Robby Gordon will be on probation for the remainder of 2011.
Gordon and driver Kevin Conway had a physical altercation in the Sprint Cup Garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday.
Gordon and Conway have crossing law suits over payments from Conway’s sponsor to Gordon’s team.
Estimates are that Conway’s sponsor owes gordon over $1Million.
Conway has refused to discuss the event, but has issued a statement about the fight:
“I don’t mind stiff competition, but I want to make sure the hard facts are told. First and foremost, I love being a part of NASCAR and have worked very hard to earn the privilege of competing in the Sprint Cup Series.
On Friday night, Robby Gordon, who has a long history of issues in NASCAR decided to ambush me in the garage area at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, completely unprovoked.
Robby even confronted Joe Nemechek, my car owner, on pit road during Cup Series qualifying shoving him and telling him that he was looking for me and going to assault me. We have many witnesses including a crew chief that signed a police report documenting the truth of his physical attack on me.
Situations like this are not good for our sport. It’s one thing if we were racing each other and I wrecked him or he wrecked me, that’s an entirely different situation. It’s very unfortunate that he chose to physically attack me to address his rage.
Our fans, sponsors and NASCAR expect and deserve more from our competitors than this bullish, illegal behavior that was displayed by Robby against me.”

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