Post Daytona fines handed out by NASCAR

NASCAR has fined seven Winston Cup crew chiefs for improprieties made during Speedweeks and the Daytona 500. Those who are a little lighter in their wallets today are Peter Sospenzo, crew chief for Joe Nemechek's No. 25 Chevy was fined $2,000...

NASCAR has fined seven Winston Cup crew chiefs for improprieties made during Speedweeks and the Daytona 500.

Those who are a little lighter in their wallets today are Peter Sospenzo, crew chief for Joe Nemechek's No. 25 Chevy was fined $2,000 for having two illegal rear coil spring mounts. Dennis Conner, heading Jack Sprague's rookie effort is slapped with a $1,000 infraction for the external probe heaters not conforming to NASCAR rules.

Five others were fined $500 each: James Ince, for Johnny Benson's car having illegal underpans, and illegal fuel filters were found on Jeff Green, Mike Skinner and Steve Park's rides (crew chiefs in order are Mike Beam, Chris Carrier and Tony Gibson).

The last to be hit with a fine is Raymond Fox, for a meager $250 after Elliott Sadler's car was judged to have adjustable fender braces that didn't meet with NASCAR's criteria.

Most of the fined crew chiefs were not amused with the announcement of fines this morning in Rockingham, NC.

"What they caught is with was nothing," Jeff Green's crew chief Mike Beam said. "It was a fuel filter that was too big. Jesus Christ, we've run that fuel filter for 10 years."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Steve Park , Mike Skinner , Joe Nemechek , Jeff Green , Johnny Benson , Jack Sprague , Elliott Sadler , Chris Carr