Talladega Track Bans 14 Fans for Life

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Talladega Superspeedway has permanently banned 14 fans arrested for throwing objects onto the track from buying tickets for future races at the speedway.

The fans were charged with disorderly conduct Sunday after the Aaron's 499 and posted bond at the track's jail facilities, according to Talladega County Sheriff Jerry Studdard.

A number of fans began throwing beer cans after Jeff Gordon's won the race under caution, passing the late Dale Earnhardt in career wins.

Talladega officials had issued warnings before the race that fans caught throwing objects over the fence separating the grandstands from the track would be arrested.

Superspeedway President Grant Lynch said identifying other fans who threw objects was harder than he had imagined.

Track officials can't prevent the 14 fans from buying tickets through a third party.

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