Ray Evernham statement on Baldwin's penalty

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Responding to the penalties imposed by NASCAR today, Ray Evernham, president and CEO of Evernham Motorsports, issued the following statement: "NASCAR has made its decision; now it's time to move on," Evernham said. "I ...

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Responding to the penalties imposed by NASCAR today, Ray Evernham, president and CEO of Evernham Motorsports, issued the following statement:

"NASCAR has made its decision; now it's time to move on," Evernham said. "I understand why Tommy (Baldwin, crew chief for the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) and the team reacted the way they did in the heat of competition.

"NASCAR has rules. I agree with rules. Evernham Motorsports also has rules. NASCAR has made its decision and imposed its penalties. Now, I will impose the appropriate penalties for Evernham Motorsports.

"This is behind us now. As a team, our focus is on the upcoming events and the future."

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