Monday, November 14, 2011
Vickers Denies Intent In Kenseth Crash
An angry Kenseth said the wreck was a clear case of retribution. "Obviously, it is retaliation for retaliation,'' said Kenseth, as his Roush Fenway Racing crew scrambled to repair severe radiator, suspension and body damage. “I saw (Vickers) coming and lifted at least 10 car lengths before where I normally would lift. He drove in there at 165 miles per hour and cleaned us out. It was so premeditated.”
The former Sprint Cup Series champion called upon NASCAR to sanction Vickers, saying, “It surprises me that they didn't do anything. I am disappointed, but I expected it.'' He also compared Sunday’s incident to the recent crash between Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday, Jr., that resulted in Busch being parked for two races, fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR suspension for the remainder of the year. "If NASCAR is going to start parking people for being mad 25 seconds after you wreck and wrecking somebody, then you would park somebody for (what happened today,” he said.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby said the sanctioning body viewed Sunday’s crash as a racing incident, adding, “Had we felt it was more than a racing incident, we would have reacted.”