Darlington: Series penalizes two teams

No. 7 And No. 55 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Penalized Due To Rules Violations At Darlington Raceway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 12, 2010) -- NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 and No. 55 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...

No. 7 And No. 55 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Penalized Due To Rules Violations At Darlington Raceway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 12, 2010) -- NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 and No. 55 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations last week at Darlington Raceway.

The No. 7 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR required specifications); and 20-18A (unapproved additional door braces) of the 2010 NASCAR rule book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection on May 7.

Crew chief Samuel Stanley has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Robby Gordon, both driver and owner of the No. 7 car, has been penalized with the loss of 25 championship driver and 25 championship owner points.

The No. 55 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1; 12-4-J; and 20-10.6B (unapproved final drive gear; incorrect tooth count). The violation was discovered during post-qualifying inspection on May 7.

Crew chief Zachary McGowan has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Driver Michael McDowell and owner Randy Humphrey have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship driver and 25 championship owner points, respectively.

-source: nascar

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Michael McDowell