BUSCH: Shear suspended, others penalized post-Texas

Shear Suspended, Placed on Probation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2005) – NASCAR announced Tuesday that Joe Shear Jr., crew chief of the No. 1 Dodge driven by Johnny Sauter in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been suspended until May 18 (the...

Shear Suspended, Placed on Probation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2005) – NASCAR announced Tuesday that Joe Shear Jr., crew chief of the No. 1 Dodge driven by Johnny Sauter in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been suspended until May 18 (the next four races beginning at Phoenix) and placed on probation until December 31, 2005 after rule violations Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Shear violated Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) of the NASCAR Busch Series rule book due to an unapproved carburetor. The violations were determined following post-race inspection.

Additionally, three other NASCAR Busch Series crew chiefs were penalized following rule infractions at Texas.

Kevin Manion, crew chief of the No. 8 Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex Jr., was fined $1,000 after violating Sections 12-4-A, 9-4-A (crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members) and 20A-17.1A (crew member Jeff Kerr entered the car servicing area without a helmet during the race).

Gregg Mixon, crew chief for the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Mark Green, was fined $1,000 for violation of 12-4-A and 12-4CC (unapproved final gear ratio) during opening-day inspection.

Dan Glaus, crew chief for the No. 43 Dodge driven by A.J. Fike, was in violation of 12-4-A and 12-4-Q during pre-qualifying inspection due to an unapproved jacking bolt. He was fined $500.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mark Green , Johnny Sauter , Martin Truex Jr. , A.J. Fike