Panther Racing owner John Barnes let his Twitter mouth run faster than the race cars his company owns, and it will cost him $25,000. IndyCar hit Barnes with a fine for that amount for tweeting “improper or disparaging language” about the organization. He’s also on probation for the rest of the year.
The tweet that landed Barnes in trouble read, “Today is the day to resolve TURBOGATE! I hope @indcar gets their act together. It has been embarrassing.” After being fined for the outburst Barnes said he “should have chosen a more private forum to voice my opinions” about IndyCar’s decision regarding car engines.