Crew Chief suspended for one week.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2002) - NASCAR officials announced today that NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chief Jimmy Elledge has received a one-week suspension due to a probation violation. Elledge's suspension will be effective immediately,...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2002) - NASCAR officials announced today that NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chief Jimmy Elledge has received a one-week suspension due to a probation violation.

Elledge's suspension will be effective immediately, which will force him to miss Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

In addition to the suspension, which ends Oct. 2, Elledge was fined $5,000 for unapproved air directional devices that were found last Friday during pre-qualifying inspection at Dover International Speedway.

Elledge, crew chief for the No. 55 Chevrolet, was fined and placed on probation Aug. 27 following the race at Michigan International Speedway for unapproved fuel cell spacers. His probation continues until Dec. 21.

"We felt this was the necessary action to take, considering he was already on probation," said NASCAR Winston Cup Series Director John Darby.

Elledge was penalized under Section 12-4-Q in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book:"Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules."

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