Bottle Gate continues

Well, Nascar has fined Jimmie Johnson 10 grand because he hid the powerade bottle with a Lowes sign. Ouch.

This seems so trivial stupid. I actually think Nascar is in the right on this. When a car is in victory lane, the driver/team should not alter anything on the roof. We don’t need another Lowes sign, all we ever see is Lowes, Lowes, Lowes all race long. Let Nascar have the roof for the 5 minutes(if even) of victory lane TV coverage to satisfy additional sponsors, even if they conflict with the winners.