My Opinion On Carl Long's Suspension

Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IMay 25, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Carl Long driver of the #46 Romeo Guest Construction Dodge, Drives during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 7, 2009 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

I know that I wrote an article on here on Thursday about Carl Long's suspension and fines that were issued to him by NASCAR.

I feel that he should not have been suspended or been fined $200,000 or 200 points.

We also know if it was Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, or Kurt Busch that they would never be have that type of punishment handed down to them.

In 2007, Michael Waltrip was fined $100,000 and docked 100 points for using an illegal fuel found in the engine and his team rebounded from that and got their first victory today with David Reutimann in the No. 00 car.

Also, Long is his own team. His life is NASCAR. That's how he makes his income.

The movie "3" was on Saturday night after the Nationwide race and it had Dale Earnhardt quit school and his job at the mill to make his career as a NASCAR driver.

Long is just living that same dream.

In conclusion, I do hope that there are some answers from tomorrow's meeting that involves the drivers and owners.