Phoenix Crew Chief Fined; Victory Stands

Hansen's crew chief fined, Phoenix win stands DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 9, 1999) NASCAR officials announced Tuesday Craig Smokstad, crew chief of the No. 33 Checker Auto Parts/Budweiser Chevrolet fielded by Ken Schrader Racing, has been fined...

Hansen's crew chief fined, Phoenix win stands

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 9, 1999) NASCAR officials announced Tuesday Craig Smokstad, crew chief of the No. 33 Checker Auto Parts/Budweiser Chevrolet fielded by Ken Schrader Racing, has been fined $3,000 for rules violations found in inspection last Friday following the Phoenix 125 Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring event at Phoenix International Raceway.

Driver Scott Hansen of Green Bay, Wis., drove the car to his fifth victory on the one-mile desert oval. He was allowed to keep the victory and the points from the race.

Smokstad was penalized under Section 12 Rule 4 Article A in the NASCAR Touring rule book: "...parts and/or equipment used in the event do not conform to NASCAR rules;" and a violation of Section 12 Rule 4 Article Q: "Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the event do not conform to NASCAR rules..."

Smokstad was cited for an unapproved carburetor spacer plate in the final event of the Featherlite Southwest Series.

David Stremme of South Bend, Ind., finished second and RE/MAX Challenge Series, NASCAR Touring champion Brian Hoppe of Madison, Wis., finished third. Kurt Busch of Las Vegas had already clinched the season championship coming into the event, which was held in conjunction with NASCAR Winston Cup and NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division races at PIR.

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Series General
Drivers Ken Schrader , Kurt Busch , David Stremme , Scott Hansen
Tags NASCAR--RBNWS