BUSCH: Hmiel, teams penalized after Bristol

Hmiel Penalized for Rule Violation at Bristol DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 6, 2005) -- NASCAR announced Wednesday that Shane Hmiel, driver of the No. 32 Chevrolet, has been penalized and fined after a rule violation Monday at Bristol Motor...

Hmiel Penalized for Rule Violation at Bristol

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 6, 2005) -- NASCAR announced Wednesday that Shane Hmiel, driver of the No. 32 Chevrolet, has been penalized and fined after a rule violation Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Additionally, five other NASCAR Busch Series teams were penalized following rule infractions at Bristol.

Hmiel was penalized 25 driver points and fined $10,000 for an inappropriate gesture, violating Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR Busch Series rule book (actions detrimental to stock car racing). Hmiel has also been placed on probation until August 31, 2005. The points deduction will not alter Hmiel's ninth-place ranking in the standings.

In addition, Hmiel's car owner, Todd Braun, was penalized 25 owner points.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet, was fined $5,000 and placed on probation until August 31, 2005 for hitting another competitor's car after the completion of the race, a violation of 12-4-A.

Additionally, four crew chiefs received fines after being found in violation of Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules).

Brian Pattie, crew chief of the No. 41 Dodge driven by Reed Sorenson, was fined $2,000 for unapproved lug nuts on all four (4) wheels. Blake Bainbridge, crew chief of the No. 64 Dodge driven by Jeremy Mayfield, was fined $500 for unapproved lug nuts on one (1) wheel. Also, Todd Gordon, crew chief for the No. 10 Ford driven by Michel Jourdain Jr. and James Ward, crew chief of the No. 22 Ford of Kenny Wallace, were each fined $500 due to not having a rear bumper reinforcement bar.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Kenny Wallace , Denny Hamlin , Reed Sorenson , Michel Jourdain