Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's NASCAR penalty day

   NASCAR issued several penalties on Tuesday, the most serious of which was to Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 54 Nationwide Series team, which won last weekend's race at Darlington, S.C., with driver Kyle Busch.

   NASCAR fined the team's crew chief, Adam Stevens, $10,000 and placed him on probation for the rest of the year for having an unapproved front upper bumper cover on the team's car. In addition, the team’s car chief Christopher Landis has been placed on probation for the remainder of the year.

   The violation was discovered during opening day inspection last weekend.

   Also Tuesday, Jackson L. Dodson II, a crew member in the Sprint Cup Series, and Frank W. Earnhardt, a crew member in the Nationwide Series, were indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.


  1. When in the hell is NASCAR going to realize that JGR and Toyota are no good for the sport. Just week after week they are caught doing something and all they do is slap their hands. This is ignorant.

  2. Its interesting how hard NASCAR keeps coming down on JGR while only wrist-slapping Hendricks... but I do have to under about Toyota as their original team, MWR, was caught cheating right out of the box and they do seem to be on NASCAR's wrong side more often than the other manufacturers.