Officials issue penalty - Michigan race

NASCAR issues penalty for fuel cell violation. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2002) - NASCAR officials announced that Jim Long, crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, has been fined $20,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2002 for...

NASCAR issues penalty for fuel cell violation.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2002) - NASCAR officials announced that Jim Long, crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, has been fined $20,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2002 for a rule violation found during pre-race inspection at Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

Long was penalized under Section 12-4-Q in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book,"Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules: Fuel Cell."

The penalty was a result of the team attempting to increase the capacity of the fuel cell through pressure.

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