NASCAR Announces Fines

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 1998) NASCAR officials announced Monday that they have levied fines totaling $3,500 for rules violations in Sunday's Food City 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol,...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 1998) NASCAR officials announced Monday that they have levied fines totaling $3,500 for rules violations in Sunday's Food City 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

Bill Ingle, crew chief for driver/owner Ricky Rudd's Tide Ford, was fined $2,000 for improperly attached weight, a piece of lead that fell off his car and was run over by Rusty Wallace.

Newt Moore, crew chief for the Square D Ford Racing Team, and Filmar Racing crew members Buddy Cram and Jason Shapiro were each fined $500 for running onto the race track under caution after their driver, Kenny Wallace, was involved in an accident with Hut Stricklin, driver of the Stavola Brothers Racing Chevrolet.

Ingle's fine resulted from a violation of Rule 12-4 A in the NASCAR Winston Cup Rule Book: "Any member who performs an act or participates in action detrimental to automobile racing or NASCAR..." and Rule 12-4 W: "Any car using added weight ... attached improperly." The fines against Moore, Cram and Shapiro resulted from a violation of Section 10-4 D in the NASCAR Winston Cup Rule Book: "Crew members shall not go on the race track for any reason while the cars are racing or while they are running under the yellow flag."

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Kenny Wallace , Hut Stricklin