Yeah, they said it would happen if Jeff won and he did, so it did. Idiots threw debris on the racetrack after Jeff Gordon went to victory lane for the 77th time in his career, surpassing the 76 wins of the late 7-time champion Dale Earnhardt on what would have been Dale's 56th birthday at the track that is the center of Earnhardt Nation in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
NASCAR, Talladega, and Law Enforcement officials declared leading up to Sunday's race that anyone caught throwing debris from the grandstands onto the racetrack would be arrested. 14 people were caught in the act, and were arrested and have been banned from buying tickets from Talladega Superspeedway to future events. Can they get someone else to buy the tickets for them? Sure.
People are made aware of others throwing debris on the track because the media says it's happening. If they don't want it to happen again, I have a simple solution:
STOP SHOWING THE BEER CANS BEING THROWN ONTO THE RACETRACK!!!
If you don't show it happening, people won't think they can get 15 minutes of fame from doing it and the problem will correct itself. Simple. Easy. Let's move on.
Furthermore, these people should not under any circumstance whatsoever declare themselves to be NASCAR fans. Anybody who insists on talking about this who has been an occasional NASCAR watcher for about 2 seconds need not talk about this. You sound like an idiot. Let's talk about David Reutimann's great run cut short by an engine problem. Let's talk about Michael Waltrip being fast enough to make the show but was sent home because of the top 35 rule. Let's talk about the great points battle that's shaping up. Let's talk about Matt Kenseth's 6th straight top 15 at Talladega. Let's talk about the fact that Mark Martin is still in striking distance of making the chase even though he has missed 3 races. Let's talk about racing, and not idiots.
And now, that is ALL I have to say about that.