Talladega penalizes fans

Talladega Superspeedway Permanently Bans 14 Fans Talladega Superspeedway President Grant Lynch made good on a promise to crack down on fans who threw objects onto the track following last Sunday's Aaron's 499. Lynch served 14 fans with a ...

Talladega Superspeedway Permanently Bans 14 Fans

Talladega Superspeedway President Grant Lynch made good on a promise to crack down on fans who threw objects onto the track following last Sunday's Aaron's 499.

Lynch served 14 fans with a lifetime ban from the Speedway after warning the crowd during pre-race festivities that any fan caught throwing objects on the track would face arrest.

Track officials had repeated the warning during the week, plus stationed extra security guards in the stands. Also during the week, Dale Earnhardt Jr., had asked fans not to throw objects on the track.

While the vast majority of fans enjoyed the race and respected Lynch's warning, a few did not.

"It's a shame 300 people, or whatever it was, can mess it up for so many people," Lynch said.

"NASCAR supports Grant's efforts. It's very unfortunate a few unruly fans can ruin things for a lot of people," said Jim Hunter, NASCAR Vice President for Corporate Communication. "The track put a lot of effort into preventing this type of behavior. Our fans are passionate but this type of behavior doesn't represent a majority of our fans."

-credit: nascar

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jim Hunter