BUSCH: Penalties issued for Talladega violations

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2002) - NASCAR officials have announced penalties for five NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chiefs and a NASCAR Busch Series crew chief for rules violations that occurred during the race weekend at Talladega (Ala.) ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2002) - NASCAR officials have announced penalties for five NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chiefs and a NASCAR Busch Series crew chief for rules violations that occurred during the race weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Steve Lane, crew chief of the No. 45 Dodge Intrepid, received $1,500 in fines for rules violations found during pre-race inspection prior to the Aaron's 499 on April 21.

Lane was penalized under Section 12-4-Q in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book,"Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules: rear spoiler." He received a $1,000 fine for the rear spoiler and in addition was fined $500 and penalized under Section 12-4-U:"fuel cell container thickness less than 20 gage."

Michael McSwain, crew chief of the No. 28 Ford Taurus and Paul Andrews, crew chief of the No. 1 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, both received $1,000 fines and were penalized under Section 12-4-Q:"Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules: axles."

Crew chief of the No. 11 Ford Taurus, Doug Richert, was fined $500 and penalized under the same section for having a fuel cell check valve filler neck that exceeded 2-1/8 inches.

Buddy Barnes, crew chief of the No. 7 Dodge Intrepid, was fined $250 and penalized for having a fuel cell vent that exceeded 1-1/4 inches.

Gary Cogswell, crew chief of the No. 36 NASCAR Busch Series team, was fined $1,000 and penalized under section 12-4-Q for an aluminum brake pedal.

In addition, following this past weekend's NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at California Speedway, three penalties were issued to the following crew chiefs:

Mike Beam, crew chief of the No. 32 Ford Taurus, was fined $500 for not returning the impact data recorder box to NASCAR officials after the race.

Greg Steadman, crew chief for the No. 43 Dodge Intrepid and Bryant Frazier, crew chief of the No. 44 Dodge Intrepid, were both fined $1,000 and penalized under Section 12-4-Q:"Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules: axles."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Doug Richert