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« on: May 24, 2008, 08:54:02 PM »

Just saw something about this on NASCAR Live.  I had the sound muted and when I saw the cars being hauled out on flatbeds, I though they had DNQ'd them, but apparently only their primary cars.  From Jayski:

"Haas CNC cars impounded: The primary cars of #66-Scott Riggs and #70-Johnny Sauter of Haas CNC Racing were impounded by NASCAR when it was discovered the rear wing mounts were illegal prior to Saturday's Sprint Cup practice. Both teams will be allowed to use backup cars and start in the back of the field in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. Both teams also face further punishment by NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was docked 100 championship points and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. fined $100,000 and suspended for six races last season for toying with the rear wing. Riggs had qualified 13th and Sauter last. NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said the violation was discovered after it was brought to the governing body's attention there might be a problem with the location of the upper wing mounting points. Inspections are not a normal part of the pre-practice routine on Saturday. "The garage I would say is a fairly self-policing area,'' Tharp said. "We follow up on information we get."(ESPN.com)(5-24-2008)"

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 05:33:15 PM »

Don't forget the possible impact of subsequent penalties on the teams in the point standings.  The #70 team is out of the top 35 and the #66 is barely in that group.
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