Daytona 500: Fines, penalties announced

No. 7 Team Penalized For Infractions At Daytona International Speedway Robby Gordon loses 100 driver and owner points; crew chief fined and suspended for the next six races DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2008) -- NASCAR has issued penalties and...

No. 7 Team Penalized For Infractions At Daytona International Speedway
Robby Gordon loses 100 driver and owner points; crew chief fined and suspended for the next six races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2008) -- NASCAR has issued penalties and fines to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions found during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 7 car driven and owned by Robby Gordon was found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used do not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-3.10A (unapproved front bumper cover) of the 2008 NASCAR rule book. The violations were found during opening day inspection for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 8.

As a result, Gordon has been penalized 100 championship driver and owner points. Crew chief Frank Kerr has been fined $100,000, suspended for the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events until April 9 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2008.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon