NASCAR: Larson's Celebration Not Viewed As Excessive

NASCAR has been more vocal as of late in regards to drivers going overboard when celebrating wins on the track. On Sunday Larson did some damage to his No. 42 machine while celebrating and some wondered if NASCAR would step in.

On Monday Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that the celebration was not viewed as excessive.

A few week ago on Sirius XM NASCAR radio O'Donnell talked about the uncomfortable trend of more and more drivers damaging their cars while celebrating wins. O'Donnell spoke about how in the future NASCAR must put some procedures into place to assure the cars are not being damaged to where they cannot pass inspection after a celebration.

There have been moments in the past where fans have questioned drivers for appearing to damage their car with intent after winning a race. It makes sense that if a winning car was doing something not on the up and up, damaging the car after the fact and before post-race inspection would help obscure whatever they were doing.

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Of course, NASCAR fans say a lot of things and while this might have happened before, it's certainly not something that is plaguing NASCAR today. Regardless, there is no reason not to have some sort of a rule in place to prevent such things from possibly happening.

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