NASCAR bars driv­ers from ex­it­ing cars af­ter wrecks

The Covington News - - WORLD -

BROOK­LYN, Mich. (AP) — Even Jim­mie John­son has a tem­per — one that was on dis­play long be­fore he be­came a six­time cham­pion and one of NASCAR’s most re­spected driv­ers.

“I guess the one ex­pe­ri­ence that comes to mind for me in Cup was maybe my rookie year at Bris­tol,” he said. “Robby Gor­don wrecked me on a restart, and I got out and shot him the bird.”

NASCAR has thrived for years thanks to the per­son­al­i­ties of some of its big­gest stars and that in­cludes an oc­ca­sional feud, ges­ture or an­gry en­counter on the track. But less than a week af­ter Kevin Ward Jr. was killed dur­ing a sprint car race in New York af­ter be­ing struck by a car driven by Tony Ste­wart,.

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