Drives laud NASCAR’s Actions on Penalty Disclosure

NASCAR just recently announced in a statement that it would not issue fines unless it is disclosed publicly. The decision was welcomed with enthusiasm from drivers competing in the Sprint Cup Series.
Kevin Harvic, one of the competing drivers in the series said that he thinks that everything looks clearer not only on the side of NASCAR but as well to the drivers affected by the penalty issues.

Kevin Michael HarvickHe said there’s no different from what players and coaches from the major leagues such as NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball getting those penalties but now that everything will be open , drivers like him can censored themselves and don’t just put the blame on the sanctioning body. It is now open for both NASCAR and the drivers to talk and work out the issues. He also added that he’s thankful that it’s now going public and admit that for him everything is much clearer.
In the last two years, NASCAR has imposed p fines for some drivers for their comments without publicly issuing the penalty. It was only last November that Brad Keselowski was fined for his critical comments on the way the sport’s is taking the issues of electronic fuel injection while Ryan Newman was fined for commenting on the racing activities in Talladega Superspeedway and Denny Hamlin for his comments on his Twitter account. All fines were done secretly.

Imposing secret fines is typically done for grievances drivers disclosed publicly without discussing them with NASCAR. After a series of talks with drivers and managers, NASCAR decided to totally abandon the practice. 
In a statement, NASCAR said that it will no longer impose fines that are undisclosed. It added that NASCAR have looked at the issue from every point of view and have collected feedbacks from the involved parties. Moreover, while the issues on sponsorship are always present and other union still releasing undisclosed and disclosed penalties, the NASCAR had resolved that fines will only be released and made known to the public when all that are involved have been informed. This includes competitors or organizations that have done something against the rules.
Just recently in the midst of Keselowski secret fines, Brian France, Nascar Chairman made a statement defending NASCAR’s undisclosed fines but added that if making it publicly will be beneficial to everybody, NASCAR is open. The announcement that was made making all fines to go public is a proof that NASCAR took the decision as beneficial to all.
RCR driver Paul Menard shares the same opinion and just like most drivers, he sees the decision as a cool move.