Richmond penalties handed out

NO. 88 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TEAM PENALIZEDvFOR RULE VIOLATION AT RICHMOND DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 9, 2006) -- NASCAR issued penalties Tuesday to the No. 88 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series team for a rule violation committed last weekend at...

NO. 88 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TEAM PENALIZEDvFOR RULE VIOLATION AT RICHMOND

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 9, 2006) -- NASCAR issued penalties Tuesday to the No. 88 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series team for a rule violation committed last weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

Richard "Slugger" Labbe, crew chief for the No. 88 Ford driven by Dale Jarrett, was fined $25,000 and suspended from NASCAR until June 7, 2006, for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.2D (unapproved rear sway bar mounting for use other than anti-roll) of the 2006 NASCAR Rule Book. The violation was discovered during pre-race inspection on May 6.

Also, Jarrett has been penalized 25 driver championship points, while team owner Robert Yates has been penalized 25 owner championship points as a result of the violation.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robert Yates