Knaus forced to sit out rest of Daytona races

Knaus forced to sit out rest of Daytona races

The fall-out from Sunday's disqualification of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 qualification run was announced today at the NASCAR camp. Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson. Photo by John Dunagan - Fastlines. Johnson's Hendrick Chevrolet failed...

The fall-out from Sunday's disqualification of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 qualification run was announced today at the NASCAR camp.

Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
Photo by John Dunagan - Fastlines.
Johnson's Hendrick Chevrolet failed the post qualifying tech inspection yesterday and his time was disallowed bumping him to the rear of one of the one of the two 150 lineups for this coming Thursday's on-track racing action.

He had the fifth fastest time of 47.679 (188.762 mph), which would have placed him in good stead for the start of the first Twin 150 race on Thursday.

The Lowe's Monte Carlo was cited for a violation in the rear window area that did not meet required template inspection. As a result, NASCAR took action and "crew chief Chad Knaus has been ejected from any further participation in 2006 Daytona 500 activities".

Johnson can still race within the legal allowed requirements but his crew chief was forced, as of today, to sit out the rest of the week and the first race of the 2006 season.

Terry Labonte's No. 96 failed post-qualifying tech inspection also. The Texan, like Johnson, will start from the rear of the field on Thursday. The Hall of Fame team had an unapproved carburetor.

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