NASCAR Parks Gordon
August 5, 2007 | 10:21 A.M. EST
Gordon will not be able to compete in today's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway as a result of his actions in yesterday's Busch Series event in Montreal.
"Towards the end of Saturday’s race at Montreal, Robby Gordon demonstrated blatant disrespect and disregard for NASCAR directives – on multiple occasions. His actions were certainly disruptive to the orderly conduct of the event," said Kerry Tharp, NASCAR's Director of Communications for Competition.
Parking of a driver is final, non-appealable and non-reviewable.
Gordon violated Section 12-2 of the series rule book which states, "If the act or omission of a member is determined by a NASCAR official to constitute a threat to the orderly conduct of the event, NASCAR may take emergency action against that member."
P.J. Jones, who practiced the No. 7 on behalf of Gordon on Saturday, will now take his place in Sunday's race. Since Jones did not qualify the car he will have to start at the rear of the field.
Martin Truex Jr., who qualified 13th, will also start at the rear of the field due to an engine change in the No. 1 Chevrolet.
The Pennsylvania 500 will take the green flag at 2 p.m. (ET) live on ESPN and MRN Radio.