BUSCH: Car owner Kyle Petty, crew chief fined

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 14, 1999) NASCAR officials announced Thursday they have fined car owner Kyle Petty and crew chief Jim Murray for rules violations found following second-round qualifying for last Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Grand ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 14, 1999) NASCAR officials announced Thursday they have fined car owner Kyle Petty and crew chief Jim Murray for rules violations found following second-round qualifying for last Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway outside Charlotte, N.C.

Petty, owner of driver and son Adam Petty's Sprint Chevrolet, was fined $15,000 and Murray was fined $2,500. The fines were a result of violations of Rule 12-4 A from the NASCAR Busch Series 1999 Rule Book: "Actions detrimental to auto racing;" and Rule 20 A-5.10.1: "Alterations to allow additional air to be picked up other than through the opening of the venturi such as altered gaskets, throttle plates and drilling holes into the carburetor, will not be permitted."

The violations were discovered in a routine inspection after Adam Petty posted the fastest speed in second-round qualifying. He had picked up his speed considerably over his Bud Pole Qualifying effort for the 28th event in the NASCAR Busch Series.

Adam Petty's qualifying effort was disallowed and he did not start the event.

The Series continues with the Kmart 200 at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham on Oct. 23.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Adam Petty , Kyle Petty