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    a driver wins a race and fails the inspection his win is not taken away? I have never understood the reasoning.
    "I doubt NASCAR really cares one way or the other what Richard Petty does at this point in his life..." -hdolan. Very sad but very true.

  • #2
    I think it goes back to Mr. France believing that "the crowd deserves to know who won when they leave the track".

    I don't agree with that take myself.

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    • #3
      Richard Petty number 200!
      "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
      body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
      "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
      >

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      • #4
        To provide subject matter on racing forums...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by diftw
          a driver wins a race and fails the inspection his win is not taken away? I have never understood the reasoning.
          I think it comes down to if the failure would or could have impacted the outcome of the race. An oil cap wouldn't have an impact on that level.

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          • #6
            In the Olympics, if an athlete wins a race/match, then they discover he/she was on a banned substance/etc, they strip the medal....even if it was years later.

            College sports have stripped titles/wins years later when it was discovered that players were ineligible, etc.

            When it comes to racing....all forms...I'm sure officials always have in mind the 1981 Indianapolis 500, and the mess that resulted in stripping a victory.
            Doctorindy.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Niseguy
              Richard Petty number 200!
              You mean #199.

              The one at Charlotte with the oversized engine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doctorindy
                In the Olympics, if an athlete wins a race/match, then they discover he/she was on a banned substance/etc, they strip the medal....even if it was years later.

                College sports have stripped titles/wins years later when it was discovered that players were ineligible, etc.

                When it comes to racing....all forms...I'm sure officials always have in mind the 1981 Indianapolis 500, and the mess that resulted in stripping a victory.
                That's the difference between trying to maintain integrity and not caring.
                “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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                • #9
                  True dat.

                  We lost a race win one time because our midget was 9 lbs light.

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                  • #10
                    I think 200 had the left side compound tires on the right side.
                    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
                    body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
                    "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
                    >

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                    • #11
                      It's so Vegas can pay their bets when the race is over just like other sports.

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                      • #12
                        The driver holds up their end of the bargain, run the car and go for the win. Its not their fault when the team does something shady, especially something that can be harmful to the driver.
                        "Ninety-two years ago [the Indy 500] was probably like any other race," said 2005 winner Dan Wheldon. "But over time it's just created so many storylines and history for people of our generation that now it's just massive. People value that history and tradition and you just can't take that away."

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                        • #13
                          Any examples in pro sports like the NFL, MLB or NBA reversing the outcome of game after it's over?

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                          • #14
                            Horse racing has a real system that Dq's etc. Clearly a 90 second race allows several reviews from varied angles, but they get it right, then pay.

                            Too many "horses" in an autorace to think this could be done.

                            I do remember Foyt being given a win at Williams Grove an hour and a half after the checkered flag though. The "winner" was oversize.
                            "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
                            body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
                            "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
                            >

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AdamM
                              Any examples in pro sports like the NFL, MLB or NBA reversing the outcome of game after it's over?

                              Yeah, take the Patriots for example...on second thought, forget it.
                              “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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