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NASCAR Public Relations
NASCAR officials penalize Said
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Oct. 7, 1997) NASCAR officials announced today that NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Boris Said has been fined $5,000, suspended until the fine is paid and penalized 42 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship points for his on-track actions during Sunday's Kragen/Exide 151 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Said's actions, which involved contact with the No. 17 Sears DieHard Chevrolet of driver Rich Bickle, were deemed in violation of Section 12, Rule 4, Article A in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rule Book: "Actions detrimental to auto racing -- Intentionally hitting another competitor's truck." Said, who drives the No. 44 Federated Auto Parts Ford, also has been placed on probation until Dec. 31, 1997 and any similar, subsequent actions will result in a two- (2) race suspension. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' next race is Sunday's Dodge California Truckstops 300 at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif.