Darlington: Team penalty handed out

No. 8 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Team Penalized as a Result of Infractions at Darlington Raceway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2007) -- NASCAR announced today that the No. 8 Chevrolet team in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series has been penalized and ...

No. 8 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Team Penalized as a Result of Infractions at Darlington Raceway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2007) -- NASCAR announced today that the No. 8 Chevrolet team in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series has been penalized and fined for rule violations committed last week at Darlington Raceway.

The No. 8 team was found to have violated Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used do not conform to NASCAR rules), and 20-3.1.3B (the NASCAR-approved upper and lower rear wing mounting brackets must not be modified to obtain a rear-wing angle of less than zero degrees or more than 16 degrees) of the 2007 NASCAR rule book.

Crew chief Tony Eury Jr., has been fined $100,000 and suspended from NASCAR until July 4, 2007 which includes this weekend's NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge and the next six NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series events. He has also been placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2007. Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., has been penalized with the loss of 100 Championship Driver points. Car owner Teresa Earnhardt has been penalized with the loss of 100 Championship Owner points.

The violations were found during pre-race inspection on May 12.

-credit: nascar

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Tony Eury Jr.