Several NASCAR fans were arrested after ugly scenes at Talladega. A group of Dale Earnhardt Jnr fans showered the track with beer cans after the hated Jeff Gordon won the race, surpassing the late Earnhardt Snr’s victory tally.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Gordon had earlier implored the fans to behave – and even he set the bar pretty low, urging them only to throw toilet roll on the circuit.
Its not as if this is a first for NASCAR – the same thing happened in 2004 when Gordon won.
A more responsible series organiser might have used CCTV to identify the troublemakers, as happens with European football clubs, but NASCAR chose not to do that. Perhaps they should in the future.