NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks
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,.