Homestead violation results in loss of Car Owner Points For Hendrick.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2003) -- NASCAR officials announced today that car owner Rick Hendrick has been assessed a penalty of 25 car owner points, resulting from a rule violation involving Hendrick Motorsports' No. 60 Chevrolet during the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season-finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The No. 60 was slated to be driven at Homestead by Kyle Busch. The car failed to pass the event's initial inspection process on Nov. 13 and was confiscated by NASCAR, which led to the team not participating. The car was found to be in violation of Section 12-4-Q of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book (parts and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules).

The No. 60's rear-window opening exceeded the diagonal specification.