So if NASCAR wants drivers to police themselves, why did it penalize Jason Leffler in Saturday's Nationwide Series race for retaliating against James Buescher?â†µ
Because, Nationwide Series director Joe Balash said, Leffler simply went too far.
Balash told NNSRacing.com's Lee Montgomery:â†µ
"As we've talked about letting the drivers police themselves and race and those kinds of things, there's limits to everything, and when we feel those limits are crossed, then we have to step in," Balash said. "We truly believe that that was a line that was crossed."â†µ
Was Leffler remorseful? According to his comments after the wreck, not at all. Ouch!