Today is Tuesday, the day of the week which has traditionally been used by NASCAR officials to make announcements of penalties stemming from on-track or in-garage incidents from the weekend before.

I really do not expect on this Tuesday to hear that Danica Patrick is being issued any type of penalty forwhat some are considering a blatant and dangerous hit on Sam Hornish Jr. on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.

I do not expect that even though other drivers have been issued penalties – in some cases, very harsh penalties – after being involved in very similar incidents in the past.