NASCAR issues "secret fines" to Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski
Curiously, NASCAR doled out "secret fines" to drivers this year for incidents that happened off the racetrack. Ryan Newman was fined $50,000 for punching out Juan Pablo Montoya at Darlington in May. In early November, Brad Keselowski criticized NASCAR's upcoming move to fuel injection and that earned the Penske Racing driver a fined believed to be $25,000. NASCAR chairman Brian France defended the covert fines, comparing it to a restaurant owner who criticizes the food losing customers. France doesn't want any of the drivers criticizing NASCAR. Last year, Denny Hamlin was fined for critical comments he made on Twitter.