Mike Helton Weighs In On NASCAR's Handling Of Race Manipulation
Published September 16, 2013
NASCAR President Mike Helton prior to Sunday's Geico 400 addressed the unprecedented sanctions, rule changes and addition of driver Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup following several teams manipulating standings. Helton: "We certainly understand our responsibility ... as a regulatory body to officiate the sport in a way that we keep the playing field fair and as accurate as possible." He added: "We ask the fans to be patient with us, to give us an opportunity in the industry to explain what all this means" ("NASCAR Countdown," ESPN, 9/15).
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