BUSCH: Crew Chiefs Fined After Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2000) NASCAR officials announced today they have penalized four NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Divison crew chiefs for rules violations discovered in various inspections prior to last Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2000) NASCAR officials announced today they have penalized four NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Divison crew chiefs for rules violations discovered in various inspections prior to last Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts 300 at the Daytona International Speedway.

Pat Smith, crew chief of the No. 97 PPI Motorsports Ford, and Nick Short, crew chief of the No. 8 Bobby Hillin Racing Chevrolet, were both fined $15,000 each and penalized under Section 12, Rule 4, Article A in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Rule Book: "Actions detrimental to stock car racing..." and Section 12, Rule 4, Article Q: "Use of parts that do not conform to NASCAR rules..." Short's penalty also reflected a violation of Section 20A, Rule 5.10.1, Article B-7: "Alteration that allows additional air to be picked up..."

Dave McCarty, crew chief of the No. 53 Hank Parker Racing Chevrolet, and Gere Kennon, crew chief of the No. 3 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet, were both fined $5,000 for violating Section 12, Rule 4, Article A and Section 12, Rule 4, Article Q. Also, McCarty was penalized for violating the NAPA Auto Parts 300 entry blank: "Attempt to pull air from sources other than normal approved methods..." Additionally, Kennon violated Section 20A, Rule 17.4, Article B-2: "Location of roll bars #2 A & B..." -nascar.com-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt