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2006 BUSCH SERIES PENALTIES/FINES

  • Joe Shear Fined, Suspended Indefinitely: NASCAR announced today that Joe Shear Jr., crew chief of the #43 Dodge driven by P.J. Jones in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined and indefinitely suspended due to rule violations discovered during post-race inspection at Phoenix . Shear was suspended effective immediately and fined $10,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A-12.8.1D: quarter panel height did not meet the required specification; too high in post-race inspection) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. Additionally, Jones was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series driver championship points and team owner Mike Curb was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series owner championship points for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (20A-12.8.1D).(NASCAR PR)(11-15-2006)
  • Wanke Penalized for Memphis Infraction: NASCAR announced today that Fred Wanke, crew chief of the #01 Chevy driven by Jay Sauter in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been penalized due to rules violations at Memphis. Wanke was fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A – 17B(3): any crew member who steps into the car servicing area must wear a fire resistant uniform) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction occurred during the race on Oct. 28.(NASCAR PR)(11-1-2006)
  • NASCAR Issues Penalties Following Lowes Race: NASCAR announced that Newt Moore, crew chief of the #66 Ford driven by Scott Wimmer and Kevin Caldwell, crew chief of the #80 Chevrolet driven by Robert Richardson, have each been fined due to rule violations discovered during opening day inspection at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Oct. 12, 2006. Moore was fined $5,000 for violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: 20A-5.10.1B(6): Thickness of the carburetor throttle shaft and throttle plate was less than 0.197 inch) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. Caldwell was fined $1,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (20A-16.5.1F: Excessive fuel line length).(NASCAR PR)(10-18-2006)
  • NASCAR Sticking to decision on Grubb Suspension: Although Kevin Grubb told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he does not recall being asked to submit to a drug test after his crash at Richmond last week, a NASCAR spokesman says series officials remain firm about his suspension. NASCAR suspended Grubb indefinitely after he refused to submit to a drug test. NASCAR suspended Grubb in 2004 for violating the series’ substance abuse policy. Part of his reinstatement earlier this year was that he had to take random drug tests. Grubb told the Times-Dispatch he was “foggy” after his accident last week and that he doesn’t “remember most of being at the track.” Asked if Grubb’s comments might change NASCAR’s stance, spokesperson Kerry Tharp said: “NASCAR made multiple requests for him to submit to a test and we’re comfortable on our position with that.”(Roanoke Times)(9-16-2006)
  • Kevin Grubb Suspended Indefinitely Again: UPDATE 2: NASCAR today suspended Busch Series driver Kevin Grubb indefinitely for failing to comply with the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. Grubb, 28 and driver of the #56 Chevy in the series, was suspended for failure to comply with the substance abuse policy and a refusal to submit to required testing. NASCAR’s statement did not say when the refusal to submit to a test took place. This is Grubb’s second offense and the second time he has been suspended indefinitely.(SceneDaily.com)(9-12-2006)
    UPDATE: NASCAR suspended Kevin Grubb indefinitely on Tuesday because he refused to submit to a random drug test following the Busch Series race at Richmond. Grubb was suspended in March 2004 for failing a drug test, but agreed as part of his reinstatement this June to random testing. But when NASCAR officials approached him after Friday night’s Busch race, he twice refused to submit a sample, spokesman Jim Hunter said. “He did not give any reason Friday night, he just refused twice to submit to a test and part of his reinstatement was that he would agree,” Hunter said. “Our medical liaisons have experience and know what they are doing, and they explained the consequences to him several times.” Although Grubb wrecked on the first lap of the Busch race and finished last, Hunter said the test was random and NASCAR was not accusing him of being under the influence of any illegal substances.(Associated Press)(9-12-2006)
    UPDATE 2: Grubb said the force of the accident, which came on Lap 2 in the Busch Series race, made things “foggy” shortly thereafter. He was treated and released from the infield care center after the crash. “I don’t remember most of being at the track,” Grubb said. “I had people pulling me in 20 different directions. I ended up leaving, from what I understand.” Grubb said he woke up Sunday morning, still feeling “terrible” and unable to remember what day it was. He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion. “I’m guessing that explains me acting crazy at the track,” Grubb said. “I didn’t know what was going on.” Grubb said he called NASCAR officials Monday morning when he heard of the suspension. He was directed to talk to Dr. David L. Black, who is in charge of NASCAR’s substance-abuse program. He set up the program for reinstatement that Grubb was on, and will be the person to set up a program if he were to try to be reinstated again. “I’ve been clean the whole time,” Grubb said. “The next day, once I found out all the things that happened, I offered to take it. I’m ready to put the ball in action. “I’m sure we’ll get something situated out of that. I worked very hard to get my life back to where it was. I don’t see it being thrown away in one night.”(Richmond Times-Dispatch)(9-12-2006)
  • Beam Fined by NASCAR: NASCAR announced today that Mike Beam, crew chief of the #6 Ford driven by Mark Martin in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined due to rule violations at California Speedway. Beam was fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), Section 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and Section 20A-16.1D (4) (fuel cell vent pipe neck, including the check ball seat, exceeded the maximum size) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The violations were discovered during Opening Day inspection on Sept. 1.(NASCAR PR)(9-6-2006)
  • Lepage Penalized by NASCAR: NASCAR announced today that Kevin Lepage, driver of the #56 Chevy in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined and placed on probation due to a rule violation at Bristol. Lepage was fined $10,000 for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing: hitting another competitor’s car during a caution period) of the Busch Series Rule Book. He was also placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2006.(NASCAR PR)(8-29-2006)
  • Edwards Fined, Placed on Probation for Michigan Incident: UPDATE: NASCAR announced today that Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 in the Busch Series, has been fined and placed on probation due to a rule violation at Michigan. Edwards was fined $20,000 for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing: hitting another competitor’s car after the completion of the race) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. He was also placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2006.(NASCAR PR)(8-22-2006)
    UPDATE: Roush Racing announced today that Carl Edwards recognizes and accepts NASCAR’s penalty and will not appeal. “I put everything I can into winning races,” stated Edwards. “I was wrecked and I reacted. It was wrong on my part. NASCAR penalized me and I respect that. Most importantly I apologize if I upset any of my fans or sponsors.”(Roush Racing PR)(8-22-2006)
  • NASCAR Announces Watkins Glen Penalties: Two Busch Series crew chiefs have been fined by NASCAR as a result of rule violations during last Saturday’s race at Watkins Glen. Todd Brewer, crew chief for the #25 Ford driven by Ashton Lewis Jr., and Dave Fuge Jr., crew chief for the #34 Chevrolet driven by Brian Simo, have both been fined $2,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 9-4-A (crew chief assumes responsibility for actions of team members); 9-15-G (permitting individuals without a proper NASCAR license into the car servicing area); and 20A-17B and 17.1A (entering the car servicing area without the proper safety equipment) of the 2006 NASCAR Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)(8-16-2006)
  • #77 appeal to be heard today: UPDATE: The appeal by Kevin Harvick Racing´s #77 Busch series team of the penalties handed down against Crew Chief Gene Nead at Daytona is scheduled to be held Tuesday. Nead was suspended for six races and fined $15,000 for unapproved shock absorber components. The infraction was found during post race inspection on June 30. As a result, driver Burney Lamar lost 50 Busch Series points while car owner DeLana Harvick was docked 50 points as well. At Chicagoland, Kevin Harvick said his plans were to be out of town during the hearing. “I have people that do that stuff and they didn´t think it was 100% right. They´re preparing it and I´ll watch.”(PRN’s Garage Pass Radio Show)(8-1-2006)
    UPDATE: On August 1, 2006, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Kevin Harvick, Inc. regarding the #77 Busch car. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following post-race inspection on June 30, 2006 for the Busch Series event at Daytona. The Appellants did not contest the infraction, but appealed the severity of the penalties. In deciding the Appeal, the Commission considered several factors. The Appellants presented a plausible scenario to explain the base valve being in the shock absorber due to a series of miscommunications in their race shop. However, a base plate in the shock absorber is specifically prohibited by the rules in the NASCAR Busch Series. The Commission notes the crew chief was already on probation, and the car owner and driver had each been penalized 25 championship points earlier in the season, for another rules violation. The Commission reaffirms that penalties are not predetermined, but are based on the nature, extent and circumstances of specific violations. Similarly, if NASCAR determines that the general range or relative levels of penalties are no longer having the desired effect as a deterrent, infractions are proliferating, and/or a team has had multiple violations, then NASCAR can and should adjust penalty levels accordingly. The Commission finds that these penalties are consistent with a recent upward adjustment of penalty levels in the NASCAR Busch Series, as well as correct for the nature and circumstances of the infraction.(NASCAR PR)(8-2-2006)
  • NASCAR Confiscates Shocks from #36 Team: UPDATE 2: NASCAR confiscated the front shocks on Tim Sauter’s #36 Chevy after Saturday night’s Busch Silver Celebration 250 at Gateway . NASCAR spokesperson Tracey Judd said the shocks will be “evulauted further” at NASCAR’s research and development center in Concord, N.C. Sauter’s McGill Motorsports Chevrolet was one of the random cars NASCAR picked to be inspected after the race. Any penalties would be announced early this week.(SceneDaily.com)(7-30-2006)
    UPDATE: NASCAR announced today penalties and fines that have been issued among two NASCAR Busch Series teams as a result of rule violations at Gateway. Ricky Pearson, crew chief for the #36 Chevy driven by Tim Sauter, was fined $15,000 and suspended from NASCAR for the next two events beginning with the Aug. 5 race at O’Reilly Raceway Park for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A-12.3-I (unapproved shock absorber piston bleed holes). The violations were discovered during post-race inspection on July 29. Additionally, Sauter will lose 50 NASCAR Busch Series driver points and team owner John McGill will forfeit 50 NASCAR Busch Series owner points. Also, Greg Tester, crew chief for the #71 Chevy driven by Ron Young, was fined $2,000 violation of Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (Section 20A-12.1A(8) (jacking bolt must be made of solid magnetic steel). The violation was discovered during opening-day inspection on July 28.(NASCAR PR)(8-1-2006)
    UPDATE 2: McGill Motorsports announced that they will formally appeal the penalties levied against the team for the use of unapproved shock absorbers at Gateway. “McGill Motorsports does not have a shock specialist on its staff,” said John McGill. “We have a shock absorber lease program with a third party. While we do not build the shocks in-house, we accept the responsibility for our suppliers and we are not disputing that the parts do not conform to the rules.” The supplier of the shocks acknowledges that the parts used were legal in both the Cup and Truck Series and was an oversight that those parts were not within the Busch Series rulebook. “The supplier of the shock absorbers is standing behind their products and will participate in the appeal,” added McGill.(McGill PR)(8-1-2006)
  • #21 Team’s Daytona Penalties Upheld: On July 25, 2006, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Richard Childress Racing regarding the #21 Busch car. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on June 30, 2006 for the Busch Series event at Daytona. The penalties assessed were: Loss of 50 NASCAR Busch Series Championship Car Owner Points for car owner Richard Childress, Loss of 50 NASCAR Busch Series Championship Driver Points for driver Kevin Harvick, $15,000.00 fine, suspension from the next six Busch Series Events; suspension from NASCAR until August 16, 2006, and probation continuing until December 31, 2006 for crew chief Shane Wilson. The Appellants did not request a deferral of the suspension pending the Appeal hearing. The Appellants did not contest the infractions, but appealed the severity of the penalties, primarily arguing that penalties of 25 points with fine and suspension, or a fine and suspension only, had been more typically assessed by NASCAR in recent times for infractions of this type. In deciding the Appeal, the Commission considered several factors. The infractions were intentional and premeditated. The crew chief was already on probation, and the car owner and driver had each been penalized 25 championship points earlier in the season, for a different rules violation of an aerodynamic nature (car too low). The Commission notes that penalties are not predetermined, but are based on the nature, extent and circumstances of specific violations. Similarly, if NASCAR determines that the general range or relative levels of penalties are no longer having the desired effect as a deterrent, infractions are proliferating, and/or a team has had multiple violations, then NASCAR can and should adjust penalty levels accordingly. It is the unanimous decision of the National Stock Car Racing Commission to uphold the original penalties assessed by NASCAR.(NASCAR PR)(7-26-2006)
  • Griffin Fined for Actions at New Hampshire: NASCAR announced today that Ronnie Griffin, crew chief of the #23 Chevy in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been penalized due to rule violations at New Hampshire. Griffin was fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A – 16.4.2A: Fuel cell vent tube exceeded maximum size) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection on July 13.(NASCAR PR)(7-19-2006)
  • Bunch of Busch Series penalties from Daytona; Wilson & Nead suspended, #21 loses more points: NASCAR announced today penalties and fines that have been issued among six NASCAR Busch Series teams as a result of rule violations at Daytona International Speedway.
    Shane Wilson, crew chief for the #21 Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick, was fined $15,000 and suspended from NASCAR for the next six events beginning with the July 8 race at Chicagoland Speedway for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules; Section 20A- 2.1E: unapproved modifications in trunk area to enhance aerodynamic performance; Section 20A-3.9F: deck lid must retain stock shape and contours; lower read edge bent to allow air to escape and Section 20A-16.3G: shock absorber access doors missing). The violations were discovered during post-qualifying inspection on June 30.
    Additionally, Harvick will lose 50 NASCAR Busch Series driver points and team owner Richard Childress will forfeit 50 NASCAR Busch Series owner points.
    Also, Gene Nead, the crew chief for the #77 Chevrolet driven by Burney Lamar, was fined $15,000 and suspended from the next six events starting with the Chicago race for violating Sections 12- 4-A and 12-4-Q (Section 20A-12.3J: unapproved shock absorber components; base valves are not permitted). The infraction was found during post-race inspection on June 30.
    As a result, Lamar will lose 50 NASCAR Busch Series driver points while team owner DeLana Harvick was also penalized with the loss of 50 NASCAR Busch Series owner points due to the infraction.
    Four other crew chiefs were fined due to violations at Daytona. Mark Durgin, crew chief of the #43 Chevrolet driven by P.J. Jones and Dave Fuge Jr., crew chief for the #34 driven by Paul Tracy, were each fined $5,000 for violating 12-4-A and 12-4-Q. During pre-qualifying inspection on June 30, the #43 was found to have unapproved modification to the approved air filter housing while the #34 was discovered to have unapproved air directional devices inside the air filter housing.
    Also, Rick Gay, crew chief for the #10 Ford driven by John Andretti, was fined $2,500 violation of Sections 12-4-A and 12-4- Q (Section 20A-2.1E: vent near the “A” post modified to enhance aerodynamic performance) and Marc Reno, crew chief for the No 1. Dodge driven by Mike Wallace, was also fined $2,000 for violating 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (Section 20A-16.4.2A: fuel cell vent tube exceeded the maximum use). The #10 violation was discovered during pre-qualifying inspection while the #1 violation was found during opening day inspection on June 28.(NASCAR PR)(7-6- 2006)
  • Rogers Fined for Actions at Dover: NASCAR announced today that Wally Rogers, crew chief of the #33 Chevy driven by Ron Hornaday Jr., has been penalized due to rules violations at Dover. Rogers was fined $1,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A – 12.3R: right rear shock absorber exceeded the specified nitrogen gas pressure) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction was discovered during post-race inspection on June 3.(NASCAR PR)(6-6-2006)
  • Two Crew Chiefs Fined by NASCAR: NASCAR announced Wednesday that fines have been issued to two NASCAR Busch Series crew chiefs resulting from rule violations this past weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Bryant Frazier, crew chief of the #64 Dodge driven by Jamie McMurray, was fined $5,000 for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), Section 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and Section 20A-5.10.1B(4) (carburetor throttle bores must not be larger than 1.438 inches and must be straight, without taper, from top to bottom) of the NASCAR Busch Series rule book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection. Brad Parrott, crew chief of the #42 Dodge driven by Casey Mears, was fined $1,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A, 12-4-Q and 20A-12.3S (left rear shock absorber must fully compress and fully extend). The infraction was discovered during post-race inspection.(NASCAR PR)(5-31-2006)
  • Harvick Fails Post-Race Inspection: UPDATE: NASCAR Issues 11 Penalties to 5 Teams: RCR Not to Appeal: The left-rear quarterpanel of Busch Series point leader Kevin Harvick’s #21 Chevy was found to be too low in post-race inspection following Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega. Busch Series director Joe Balash said penalties are expected and should be announced Tuesday, but Harvick would be allowed to keep his second-place finish. Harvick leads the Busch Series standings by 299 points over Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer.(NASCAR Scene)(4-29-2006)
    UPDATE: NASCAR announced today a total of 11 penalties that have been issued among five NASCAR Busch Series teams as a result of rule violations at Talladega Superspeedway. Nathan Homick, a crew member for the #4 Dodge driven by Mark Green, was fined $5,000 and indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing; illegal possession of NASCAR seals). The violation was discovered during pre-qualifying inspection on April 28. The crew chiefs for the #33 Chevy driven by Tony Stewart and the #77 Chevy driven by Burney Lamar were both fined and placed on probation for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A-3.1.2: the forward facing flange of the rear spoiler did not maintain the specified thickness). Walt Rogers, crew chief of the #33 and Gene Nead, crew chief of the #77, each received $10,000 fines and were placed on probation until December 31, 2006. The violations were found during pre-qualifying inspection on April 28. Additionally, Stewart and Lamar will each lose 25 NASCAR Busch Series driver points and team owner DeLana Harvick will forfeit a total of 50 NASCAR Busch Series owner points, 25 points for each driver. Also, Shane Wilson, crew chief for the #21 Chevy driven by Kevin Harvick, was fined $10,000 and placed on probation until December 31, 2006 for violation of Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q, Section 20-A-12.8.1E: rear quarter panel height did not meet the required specification – too low in post-race inspection. Harvick was penalized 25 driver points and Richard Childress lost 25 owner points due to the infractions. And Tommy Perkins, crew chief for the #05 Chevy driven by Justin Ashburn, was fined $1,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q, Section 20-A-12.1A(8): unapproved jacking bolt – hollow bolt. The infraction was found during pre-qualifying inspection on April 28.(NASCAR PR)(5-3-2006)
    UPDATE 2: Richard Childress says he will not appeal the 25-point penalty assessed his series-leading #21 Busch Series team earlier this week for being too low in postrace inspection following the Aaron’s 312 last Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.(Scene Daily)(5-5-2006)
  • Griffin Penalized: NASCAR has announced that Ronnie Griffin, crew chief of the #23 Chevy in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been penalized due to rule violations at Phoenix International Raceway. Griffin was fined $1,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A – 12.4K: (Upper A-frame does not meet minimum thickness) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection on April 20.(NASCAR PR)(4-26-2006)
  • NASCAR Announces Nashville Penalties: Appeal Denied NASCAR announced that Joe Shear Jr., crew chief of the #43 Ford driven by Aaron Fike and Chris Wright, crew chief for the #35 Ford of Regan Smith, have each been fined $10,000 and placed on probation until December 31, 2006 following rule violations at Nashville. Shear was found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A-12.8.1A: Roof height too low in post-race inspection) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. Additionally, Fike was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series driver championship points and team owner Mike Curb was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series owner championship points for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (20A-12.8.1A). Wright was 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: Section 20A-12.3: Shock Absorbers).(NASCAR PR)(4-19-2006)
    UPDATE: The Commission finds that the penalties issued are consistent with recent NASCAR Busch Series penalties for cars that did not meet minimum height requirements. Therefore it is the unanimous decision of the National Stock Car Racing Commission to uphold the original penalties assessed by NASCAR.(NASCAR PR)(5-17-2006)
  • Norris Suspended for Rules Violation: NASCAR announced today that Chad Norris, crew chief of the #17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined $10,000 and suspended from NASCAR until May 3, 2006 following rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2006. Norris’ suspension will take effect immediately. Norris was found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A-12.8.1D: Quarter panel height did not meet the required specification; too high in post-race inspection) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. Additionally, Kenseth was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series driver championship points and team owner Jack Roush was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series owner championship points for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (20A-12.8.1D).(NASCAR PR)(4-11-2006)
  • Bristol Penalties Announced: NASCAR announced today that fines have been issued to two Busch Series teams, as a result of rule violations this past weekend at Bristol. Stewart Cooper, crew chief for the #27 Ford driven by David Green, has been fined $2,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment that do not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.1A(8) (unapproved jacking bolts, hollow bolts) of the NASCAR rule book. The violation was discovered during pre-qualifying inspection. Ronnie Griffin, crew chief for the #23 Chevy driven by Chris Wimmer, has been fined $1,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A; 12-4-Q and 20A-12.1A(8). The violation was discovered during pre-qualifying inspection.(NASCAR PR)(3-28-2006)
  • Norris Fined for Unapproved Jacking Bolt: NASCAR announced today that Chad Norris, crew chief of the #17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth, has been penalized due to rules violations at Atlanta. Norris was fined $5,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: 20A – 12.1A(7): unapproved front jacking bolt, excessive taper) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction was discovered during post-race inspection on March 18.(NASCAR Media)(3-22-2006)
  • Las Vegas Penalty Announced: NASCAR announced today that Eddie Buffington, crew chief of the No. 14 Dodge driven by Tracy Hines in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been penalized due to rules violations at Las Vegas. Buffington was fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-CC (unapproved rear end gear ratio) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection on March 10.(NASCAR PR)(3-14-2006)
  • California Penalties Announced: NASCAR announced today that four penalties have been issued to two NASCAR Busch Series teams, as a result of rules violations this past weekend at California Speedway. Three penalties were assessed to the #17 Ford team for violations of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment that do not conform to NASCAR rules), and 20A-12.1B (2) (unapproved rear jacking bolts, incorrect thread count) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. Crew chief Chad Norris was fined $10,000; driver Matt Kenseth was penalized with the loss of 25 driver championship points; and car owner Jack Roush was penalized 25 owner championship points. These rules violations were discovered during opening day inspection. Dave Fuge Jr., crew chief for the #34 Chevy driven by Todd Bodine, has been fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-4-A, 12-4-Q, and 12-4-CC (unapproved rear end gear ratio). These violations were also discovered during opening day inspection.(NASCAR PR)(2-28-2006)
  • #05 Team Penalized: NASCAR announced today that Tommy Perkins, crew chief of the No. 05 Chevy driven by Chad Chaffin in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been penalized due to rules violations at Daytona International Speedway. Perkins was fined $1,000 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: 20A – 13B: steering idler arm not solid) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book. The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection on Feb. 14.(NASCAR PR)(2-22-06)