Knaus suspended for 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has fined crew chief Chad Knaus $100,000 and suspended him for six races because Jimmie Johnson's car failed an inspection before the Daytona 500.

NASCAR also suspended car chief Ron Malec for six races.

Johnson was docked 25 points. Because of his 42nd-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500, Johnson now goes to Phoenix with negative 23 points.

Hendrick Motorsports said it plans to appeal the penalty.


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  • by mike Location: florida on Mar 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM
    The problem is that the car never made it to inspection. A NASCAR official said that he didn't like how the C post looked. They didn't measure it, they just said they didn't like it. I love the races but I think NASCAR just wants to get everyones attention so they know who is the boss. Taking away points before the car even got on the race track is way over the line. I hate to say it but NASCAR is operated very close to how a dictatorship is operated. That being said, I think it is the best we got right now. Mike

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