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    Looks like we have 8 signed up....how many did we have last year?

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    NASCAR hands out penalties

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Robby Gordon Motorsports was fined $50,000 Wednesday and docked 25 championship points, the most severe penalty for violations at Daytona International Speedway.

    NASCAR fined crew chief Bob Temple and deducted points from car owner Jim Smith for an unapproved intake manifold on his Chevrolet on Feb. 11 during the initial Nextel Cup inspection for the season-opening Daytona 500.

    Gordon, driver and part owner of the new team, failed to make the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 and has no points. Smith earned 31 based on qualifying results.

    In all, NASCAR penalized 10 Cup teams.

    The Wood Brothers Racing team was assessed with four because of an unapproved spoiler adjustment found on the Ford driven by Ricky Rudd. He was penalized 25 points, Glen Wood lost owner points, crew chief Michael McSwain was fined $25,000 and crew member Marc Smith was suspended from NASCAR competition until March 31.

    Pete Rondeau, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s new crew chief, was fined $10,000 for a transmission violation.

    Dave Charpentier, crew chief for John Andretti, was fined $10,000 for an improperly attached weight.

    Also, fined $1,000 each for various violations were the following crew chiefs:

    Harold Holly (crew chief for Bobby Hamilton Jr.), Jimmy Elledge (Casey Mears), Jim Penland (Mike Skinner), Robert Leslie (Kerry Earnhardt), Beau Tiffany (Larry Gunselman), and Stanton Hover Jr. (Andy Belmont).

    The sanctioning body also fined three crew chiefs from the Busch series and four from the Craftsman Truck circuit for violations at Daytona.


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    Troubles Continue For Robby Gordon

    NASCAR to investigate Gordon, Parrott dispute

    MEXICO CITY -- NASCAR officials said they would look into an alleged confrontation between Robby Gordon and Brad Parrott, crew chief for Carl Edwards, before Sunday's Telcel Motorola 200 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

    According to witnesses, Parrott approached Gordon before driver introductions and said something to Gordon. As Gordon turned away, Parrott allegedly thrust his knee into Gordon's groin.

    Gordon then grabbed Parrott by the neck, but before Gordon could throw a punch, onlookers stepped in. Eventually, the melee was separated, with no apparent injuries.

    NASCAR vice president Jim Hunter said the sanctioning body would investigate the incident.

    "We'll take a look at it after the race," Hunter said. "Right now, it's hearsay."

    Why the confrontation? The exact cause isn't known, but Gordon was forced to the rear of the field after changing engines, while Edwards was able to maintain his ninth starting spot.
    http://www.nascar.com/2005/news/head...ott/index.html

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    interesting, maybe Parrott was trying to keep him from the donkey show later that night? or something happened during practice and he just wanted to bust his balls about it....ya think?
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    Who can blame him?? I can think of several times in the last couple years that I would have liked to knee Robby Gordon inthe groin...

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    http://www.nascar.com/2005/news/head...les/index.html

    NASCAR disallows Harvick's qualifying time
    Fuel cell of No. 29 Chevrolet was not full for qualifying run
    By Ryan Smithson, NASCAR.COM
    March 11, 2005
    09:23 PM EST (02:23 GMT)


    Kevin Harvick became the first driver penalized under a new rule that states that teams must qualify with a full tank of gas.

    The new rule prevents teams from employing the old practice of using just a few gallons to qualify. The rule was stamped on official race entry blanks for the 2005 season.

    Harvick qualified fourth on Friday at Las Vegas, but his time was nullified after NASCAR officials found his car to hold just 18 gallons of gas -- short of the 22 required.

    NASCAR checks the fuel cell both before and after qualifying.

    "The vent line was blocked, and the fuel filler was blocked so fuel flowed into the vent line, making the fuel cell appear it was full," said Nextel Cup Series Director John Darby.

    As a result, Harvick will have to start Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 in 42nd spot, and Richard Childress Racing faces penalties for the infraction.

    If Harvick's team hadn't been caught, it would have been his best starting spot in a season-and-a-half, dating back to Dover in 2003, when he qualified third.
    Awwwwwwwwwwwww, this couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

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    Guess Kevin is finding it hard to fill those shoes that Big E left.
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    I can't wait til tomorrow to find out what his punishment is. I bet it'll be a big one.

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    Harvick isn't the only one. From Jayski's

    Top Two Finishers May Face Penalties UPDATE Expect Rulings Today: Speed Channel is reporting that #48-Jimmie Johnson, the winner at Las Vegas, was found in post race inspection to be too low and the 2nd place finisher #5-Kyle Busch's Chevy quarter panels were too high. NASCAR decisions will come Monday or Tuesday. The win will probably stand.(3-13-2005)
    UPDATE: NASCAR probably won't take away #48-Jimmie Johnson's victory in Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, despite his car's failing an inspection after the race for being too low at the roof. First, it might be difficult to give the win to teammate #5-Kyle Busch, who finished second, because Busch's car also failed post-race inspection, for being too high at the rear quarterpanels. But it's not nice to try to fool John Darby, NASCAR's competitions director, and his justice may be harsh for both Johnson and Busch. But, a win is a win, no matter the asterisks - and no matter the razzing from rivals. The low roof that led to Johnson's violation would likely provide both an edge in speed on the straightaways as well as better handling in the corners because more air would reach the crucial rear spoiler. The high rear quarterpanels that led to Busch's violation would likely provide an edge in handling in the corners, because the rear spoiler would be higher. What NASCAR will likely do is take away enough points, probably 25, to knock Johnson out of the Nextel Cup points lead. That would put Kurt Busch, who finished third, back atop the standings.(Winston Salem Journal)
    Wanna stop the cheating....take the freakin' win away, make a statement, that starting next week, post-RACE infractions cost 25 points, if it is the winner, they drop to 4th or 5th, and the win goes to the 2nd place car, or the next legal car.(3-15-2005)
    I totally agree. Take the win away. Disqualify the cheaters.

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    kyle was on Inside Nextel Cup last night and said the penalty was over a 1/8 to 3/16 inch difference. He said that they broke a left front shock and it dropped the front so they jacked the right rear up to compensate for it and thats why they went high.

    Now I admit that yes, teams will try and fracture a rule, but sometimes stuff breaks and makes the car sit different and Nascar doesn't care, they just it doesn't meet rules and bang! you are penaltized.
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