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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2007, 02:49:49 PM »

As we well know, race fans have very long memories.   laugh

BTW, here's a poll from thatsracin on the penalty.  Quite surprising results:

http://forums.prospero.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=kr-thatsracin&tid=106490&vote=3&submit=Vote&

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2007, 07:32:34 PM »

What has it been, 16 or 17 years???

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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2007, 12:52:29 PM »

From Jayski:

"DEI Drops Appeal of Penalties: UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt Inc. dropped its appeal of penalties levied against #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his crew chief for illegal modifications made to the Car of Tomorrow. The appeal was scheduled to be heard Wednesday, but the team informed NASCAR on Tuesday it will not fight the penalties. Earnhardt was docked 100 points and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. was fined $100,000 and suspended six races after NASCAR discovered illegal brackets on the rear wing of the #8 Chevy at Darlington.(Associated Press), see more information about the penalty on my #8 Team Page.(5-22-2007)
UPDATE: DEI issued the following statement: “The rules are black and white,” said Richie Gilmore, DEI’s Vice President of Motorsports. “We were clearly in violation of those rules and accept the penalties handed down by NASCAR. Going forward, we’ve reviewed our internal processes and procedures to insure something like this doesn’t happen again.”(DEI PR)(5-22-2007)"

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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2007, 01:33:28 PM »

I don't usually listen to this show on XM, but apparently Jayski did.  Quite interesting that they thought NASCAR might pull their top-35 exemption.  From Jayski:

"Dale Jr. on DEI dropping the penalty appeal: from Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s XM Satellite Radio Show, "Dale Jr. - Unrestricted" (Channel 144/XM Sports Nation/7:30pm ET) regarding Dale Jr.'s thoughts on DEI dropping their penalty appeal.
Dale Jr. - "DEI decided to drop their appeal of that penalty that we got for the wing in Darlington, which was a wise choice."
Josh Snider - "Why?"
Dale Jr. - "Well sometimes you can go get your appeal and actually get a worse penalty and there was a possibility, there were some discussions about forcing the eight car to have to qualify into every event...Taking away our top 35 exempt deal where we were automatically locked in the field, so we were worried that if we went to appeal and it didn't go, you know somebody said a cross word and upset somebody or something didn't go right it could become a worse penalty and decided to drop it and just take our lickings."(6-1-2007)"

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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2007, 04:46:47 PM »

Never underestimate the absolute power of NASCAR.  If it could (potentially) make Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualify on time for every race the rest of the season, it could do anything. Evil
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