Andretti crew chief fined

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR officials announced Wednesday crew chief Greg Steadman has been fined $20,000 for a rules infraction on driver John Andretti's No. 43 Dodge in Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR officials announced Wednesday crew chief Greg Steadman has been fined $20,000 for a rules infraction on driver John Andretti's No. 43 Dodge in Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Andretti led 51 laps in the race and chased winner Elliott Sadler for the final 70 circuits of the .533-mile oval before finishing second, his best result in six races this season, following a sixth-place the previous week at Darlington Raceway.

In the normal post-race inspection Andretti's Petty Enterprises Intrepid was found to be below the minimum 51-inch height requirement. His finishing position stood but Steadman was fined for his violation of Section 12-4-T in the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book: "...any car found to be under the specified height requirement after the completion of time trials or the race..."

His penalty matched that levied against Jeff Gordon's crew chief Robbie Loomis following the Feb. 26 Dura Lube 400 at North Carolina Speedway. Gordon's No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet was too low after it finished third behind Steve Park and Bobby Labonte. -NASCAR

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte , Steve Park , Elliott Sadler