Garage Chatter: Atlanta

Two suspended crew chiefs to work this weekend: Appeals allow Knaus and Gustafson to work this weekend: Hendrick Motorsports has appealed the suspensions of Chad Knaus crew chief of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevy and Alan Gustafson crew chief of the No.

Two suspended crew chiefs to work this weekend: Appeals allow Knaus and Gustafson to work this weekend: Hendrick Motorsports has appealed the suspensions of Chad Knaus crew chief of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevy and Alan Gustafson crew chief of the No. 5 Hendrick Chevy. Until NASCAR can hear the appeals next week both crew chiefs will be permitted to work this weekend.

Todd Berrier crew chief of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevy will also appeal but chose to sit out this weekend.

Roush not a fan of penalties: Jack Roush was fairly verbal about the above- mentioned penalties. Even though his car would have won if NASCAR would have disallowed the top two finishes he still thinks there are too many rules put forth by the sanctioning body.

"I think there are too many rules," said Roush. "I think you are trying to create precision that is outside of the scope of the hardware."

Kahne's facial hair the big talk at AMS: Can't a guy grow a little bit of peach fuzz? Apparently not. Not since Jeff Gordon's beard at 2004 testing has a mere few growths caused such a stir.

Not to worry. Kahne says it's not going to last long.

"Last week I forgot my shaver," said Kahne. "So I let it go. I've been letting it go. It's not a three-day thing. It takes awhile. I'm going to have to shave Monday. I've got some things to do that I've got to get cleaned up for."

Edwards' fastest in final practice: Carl Edwards posted the fastest time in final practice for Cup teams at Atlanta. Edwards lap of 188.648 mph bested teammate Mark Martin who was second.

Jason Leffler, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson complete the top five quickest times.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards , Jack Roush , Chad Knaus , Mark Martin
Teams Richard Childress Racing , Hendrick Motorsports