Elledge fined by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2000) NASCAR officials announced today they have penalized NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chief Jimmy Elledge for trailing arms that were modified to be lighter than the specifications in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2000) NASCAR officials announced today they have penalized NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chief Jimmy Elledge for trailing arms that were modified to be lighter than the specifications in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book. The infraction was discovered in preliminary inspections on Friday for last Saturday's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va.

Elledge, crew chief of the No. 55 Square D Chevrolet, was fined $10,000 for violations of Section 20-12-A in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book: "If an I-Beam style trailing arm is used, it must be constructed using two (2) C-channels of a minimum one (1) inch in width by three (3) inches in height magnetic steel with a minimum wall thickness of 1/8 inch... welded back to back, creating a vertical wall of two (2) 1/8 inch wall thicknesses..."

Elledge was penalized under Section 12-4-Q: "Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform... or have not been approved by NASCAR."

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