Sunday, August 05, 2007

NASCAR Suspends Driver for Pocono Race [David Stefanini]

As Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits on the pole, Robby Gordon will not be allowed to participate in today's Pennsylvania 500. For the story here is's Dave Rodman:

NASCAR benched owner/driver Robby Gordon Sunday morning at Pocono Raceway, prohibiting him from competing in the Nextel Cup Series' Pennsylvania 500.

NASCAR took the action after Gordon flaunted several NASCAR rules and directives from officials in Saturday afternoon's Busch Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Gordon's No. 7 Ford, which he qualified in 30th position, will be driven in the race by P.J. Jones. Jones is a close friend of Gordon's and a multi-talented racer who practiced Gordon's car on Saturday while the owner was in Montreal.

Jones will drop to the rear of the 43-car field at the start due to the driver change.

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