Talladega bans 14 fans
|Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 10:21 GMT|
Talladega Superspeedway has permanently banned 14 fans for throwing beer cans onto the track at the end of last Sunday's Nextel Cup race.
Angry fans threw objects onto the track when Jeff Gordon won the race and surpassed the late Dale Earnhardt's number of victories.
While there were far more than 14 cans thrown onto the track, Superspeedway president Grant Lynch admitted that it had been difficult to identify the offending fans.
"At a baseball game where everyone is sitting down, it's easy to see someone stand up and throw an object onto the field," he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
"I was looking at a section that probably had 300 people in it, and they were all standing up, waving their arms and caps. I couldn't pinpoint where the objects were coming from."