The "Day After" Discussion: Pocono

Hello fans. Welcome to Stock Car Spin’s newest feature, the “Day After” Discussion. The feature is expected to run the day after every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, and will be a place for fans to vent about the weekend’s action and controversies. And, as always, conspiracy theorists are welcomed.

So, without further ado, let us begin this week’s “Day After” Discussion:

Are you satisfied with the winner?

Was NASCAR right in penalizing Robby Gordon and/or David Stremme? Should either of them have been penalized?

Should Denny Hamlin have been penalized for knocking David Reutimann out of the way?

Will Jimmie Johnson ever have a truly BAD day?

And for the conspiracy theorists to discuss…

Was the caution for David Ragan’s “incident” just an excuse by NASCAR to help their homeboy get back on track?

What do the fans have to say? Feel free to discuss your opinions on the comment wall. Just keep it cleanish.

Tags: "Day After" Discussion David Stremme Denny Hamlin Jimmie Johnson Pocono Robby Gordon

  • Zach

    I thought my boy Clint Bowyer would pull it out, darn it! Is he still with Athena Barber? mmmmmmmmmm

  • Zach

    I am surprised that Robby Gordon didn’t go after him after the Race. Or did he? I would’ve been pissed…

  • Adam Best

    NASCAR has been handing out punishments like hotcakes it seems. Goodell and Stern ain’t got nothing on the NASCAR brass.

    • hopper

      Zach, I never heard anything about Gordon going after Stremme. But I wish he would have. It would have been a pretty even fight. And Adam, yes, a LOT of punishment has been delivered lately, I will agree.

  • Jessica

    There seriously needs to be some kind of cap on the Lucky Dog. I think it should be only for cars ONE lap down, not 2 or more, and there should be a “one per driver per race” limit. There should be no way in blue hell that Jimmie Johnson finishes in the top 15 ahead of drivers that actually had to work to stay on the lead lap all day. I don’t think it has anything to do with Jimmie Johnson, but it is just not fair that any guy gets 3 freebies in a single race.

    • hopper

      I agree 100%. I think a cap should be put on it. Like I said in my latest article(What should be done about the Lucky Dog Rule?), if you have to have 4 laps handed to you just to be on the same lap as everyone else, you don’t deserve to be on the lead lap.

      BTW, JJ actually got 4 Lucky Dogs total; He got back on the lead lap once. Fell 3 laps down, and got 3 more Lucky Dogs.

  • Jessica

    Well, that just makes it that much worse! I’m for giving teams that have some minor misfortunes a break, and the Lucky Dog also aids teams that can’t really run the lead pace the chance to finish a little better, get more winnings and perhaps improve their program, but sometimes, enough is enough.

  • hopper

    I hear ya. Something should be done. If only we could figure out what kind of a rule would truly be “fair” for everybody.