JGR statement on Hall of Fame Racing penalty

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Fine and Penalty Levied by NASCAR Against Hall of Fame Racing HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Feb. 21, 2006) - The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs regarding the $25,000 fine...

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Fine and Penalty Levied by NASCAR Against Hall of Fame Racing

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Feb. 21, 2006) - The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs regarding the $25,000 fine and the deduction of 25 owner and 25 driver points NASCAR levied against the #96 Hall of Fame Racing Team for having an unapproved carburetor during time trials for the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Hall of Fame Racing has an engine lease program with Joe Gibbs Racing, and the unapproved carburetor came with the engine supplied to Hall of Fame Racing.

"Joe Gibbs Racing provides all of the engines and carburetors for Hall of Fame Racing," said Gibbs. "We are responsible for any issues having arisen from the unapproved carburetor that was taken by NASCAR in Daytona. It is never our intention to put any unapproved parts on any of our race cars or those of our partners. We will join Hall of Fame Racing in appealing the severity of the penalty."

-jgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing , Hall of Fame Racing