Daytona 500: Qualifying penalties announced

Crew Chief Chad Knaus Ejected from 2006 Daytona 500 Activities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced today that NASCAR Nextel Cup Series crew chief Chad Knaus has been ejected from any further participation in 2006 Daytona 500 activities as a...

Crew Chief Chad Knaus Ejected from 2006 Daytona 500 Activities

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced today that NASCAR Nextel Cup Series crew chief Chad Knaus has been ejected from any further participation in 2006 Daytona 500 activities as a result of a rules infraction discovered following pole qualifying runs Sunday.

Knaus is the crew chief for the No. 48 Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson.

NASCAR said the 48 car failed post-qualifying template inspection in the rear window area. The qualifying time posted by the 48 was disallowed and Johnson will have to start at the rear of the field in the first of two 150-mile qualifying races Thursday.

The qualifying time of the No. 96 Chevrolet driven by Terry Labonte was also disallowed. NASCAR officials said an unapproved carburetor was found on the 96 car. Labonte will also have to start from the rear of the field in Thursday's qualifying races.

Additional penalties for both cars will be determined following the Daytona 500.

-nascar

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Terry Labonte , Jimmie Johnson , Chad Knaus