Charlotte: Post-race fines and suspensions announced

No. 66 And 70 Teams Penalized For Infractions At Lowe's Motor Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 28, 2008) -- NASCAR has issued penalties, fines and suspensions to the No. 66 and No. 70 teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The No. 66 car...

No. 66 And 70 Teams Penalized For Infractions At Lowe's Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 28, 2008) -- NASCAR has issued penalties, fines and suspensions to the No. 66 and No. 70 teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The No. 66 car driven by Scott Riggs and the No. 70 car driven by Johnny Sauter were found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20-3.1.3A (wing mounting locations were not as specified by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rule Book). The infractions were discovered May 24 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

As a result, Riggs and No. 66 car owner Joe Custer have been penalized 150 championship driver and 150 championship owner points, respectively, as have Sauter and No. 70 car owner Margaret Haas. Both the crew chiefs and the car chiefs for the two cars -- Bootie Barker and Derick Jennings for the No. 66 and Dave Skog and Thomas Harris for the No. 70 -- have been suspended from the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, suspended from NASCAR until July 9 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Additionally, Barker and Skog have each been fined $100,000 apiece.

The penalty also includes NASCAR's confiscation of team 66 Serial Number HMS 12 06 415 race car and team 70 Serial Number HMS 04 08 507 race car.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs , Bootie Barker