NASCAR penalizes Penske drivers, Truex Jr

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  1. Leafsfan1967

    Leafsfan1967 Well-Known Member


    NASCAR penalizes Penske drivers, Truex Jr

    By Official NASCAR Release | NASCAR.com

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Penalties have been handed down to three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams following last Saturday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

    The No. 56 car was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B (the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights during post-race inspection) of the 2013 rule book.

    As a result of this violation, crew chief Chad Johnston has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until June 5. The team has also been docked six championship driver (Martin Truex Jr.) and six championship owner (Michael Waltrip) points.


    The No. 2 and No. 22 cars have also been penalized. Both cars were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1; 12-4J and 20-12 (all suspension systems and components must be approved by NASCAR. Prior to being used in competition, all suspension systems and components must be submitted, in a completed form/assembly, to the office of the NASCAR Competition Administrator for consideration of approval and approved by NASCAR. Each such part may thereafter be used until NASCAR determines that such part is no longer eligible. All suspension fasteners and mounting hardware must be made of solid magnetic steel. All front end and rear end suspension mounts with mounting hardware assembled must have single round mounting holes that are the correct size for the fastener being used. All front end and rear end suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension component beyond normal rotation or suspension travel.)

    As a result of this violation and as it pertains to the No. 2 car the following penalties have been assessed:

    ? Crew chief Paul Wolfe has been fined $100,000 and suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events (including the non-points Sprint All-Star Race) and placed on probation until Dec. 31.


    ? Car chief Jerry Kelley, team engineer Brian Wilson and team manager Travis Geisler (serves as team manager for both the No. 2 and No. 22 cars) have been suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events (including the non-points Sprint All-Star Race) and placed on probation until Dec. 31.


    ? The loss of 25 championship driver (Brad Keselowski) and 25 championship owner (Roger Penske) points.

    As it pertains to the No. 22 car the following penalties have been assessed:

    ? Crew chief Todd Gordon has been fined $100,000 and suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events (including the non-points Sprint All-Star Race) and placed on probation until Dec. 31.


    ? Car chief Raymond Fox and team engineer Samuel Stanley have been suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events (including the non-points Sprint All-Star Race) and placed on probation until Dec. 31.


    ? The loss of 25 championship driver (Joey Logano) and 25 championship owner (Walt Czarnecki) points.
     
  2. Leafsfan1967

    Leafsfan1967 Well-Known Member

  3. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Insane Collector, Mild Moderator Moderator

    OUCH! Is NASCAR going to start punishing drivers because their crews use parts that are not authorized?

    I thought a good harsh slap on the hand was coming to the crew and owners, but I don't understand penalizing the drivers.

    this really messes up the point standings! (note: the points will not be taken away until after the appeals are heard)
     
  4. Leafsfan1967

    Leafsfan1967 Well-Known Member

    Most of the drivers have a bigger hand in the mechanics of the car than you think, so it's pretty certain they know exactly what their crew cheifs are using for parts on the cars. The drivers have to be held accountable, none the less, as it's not fair to the other competitors that they used illegal stuff to place where they did during that race. They got caught doing something they weren't suppose to be doing. Pay the piper. I will admit though, it seems kind of harsh, but maybe that's a message that nascar is trying to send, that if you break the rules, we will tax you big. What shocks me even more is the fact that cheater chad has yet to be caught this year doing something illegal.
     
  5. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Insane Collector, Mild Moderator Moderator

    awww... a fellow Johnson/Knaus Hater!

    Even when they do get caught, they get more of a "go to the corner for a time out" than a "let's go behind the wood shed for a whooping..."

    I still think alot of this has to do with Logano's "I don't care who I wreck or hurt" attitude. Just glad that Logano is no longer with JGR. With Kyle NOT in the headlines, fans are going to start seeing just what kind of POS that Joey really is.
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  6. Leafsfan1967

    Leafsfan1967 Well-Known Member

    Actually, I like Jimmie, and Chad, but he still cheats when he can get away with it. They all do! ;)
     
  7. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Insane Collector, Mild Moderator Moderator

    Whoever said "Cheaters Never Prosper", NEVER won Five NASCAR Championships in a row!
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