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The Pit Stop


February 20, 2008 5:40 PM

Pepsi, Penalty News Galore, and more...

Robby Gordon gets fined 100 driver and owner points. His crew Chief Frank Kerr is suspended for six weeks. Robby Also picks up a 100 grand fine as well. All this due to the illegal nose he had on the car during inspection for the Daytona 500 race.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. picks up a 50 point fine. The whole team gets a 25 point fine His Nationwide crew chief Chad Walter gets a six race suspension and a 25 grand for illegal modifications made to the Nationwide series car that Dale Drove last week.

Six Nationwide Series teams picked up this penalty:

A 25 point fine, a 15 grand fine for the crew chief, and a six race suspension for leaving a loose the lid on the oil tank.

Davis Motorsports' No. 0 Chevrolet (driver Kertus Davis, crew chief Gene Allnutt)

Phoenix Racing's No. 1 Chevrolet (driver Johnny Sauter, crew chief Newt Moore)

Richardson-Haas Motorsports' No. 14 Ford (driver David Gilliland, crew chief Bob Edwards)

Rusty Wallace Racing's No. 64 Chevrolet (driver David Stremme, crew chief Steve Darne)

Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 77 Chevrolet (driver Cale Gale, crew chief Charlie Wilson).

California Speedway now has a new sponsor for the second Sprint Cup race they have. It is now going to be called the Pepsi 500 and will run on Aug 31st.

Stephen Leicht is going to get a start for Richard Childress this weekend in the Stater Brothers 300 Nationwide series race this Saturday.

Jacques Villenueve says he is not going to give up on his NASCAR career yet.

EM Motorsports says that Burney Lamar is going to the #08 car for the California Spritnt Cup race this weekend and at Las Vegas next weekend.

This weekend is going to mark the 700th start of Mark Martin and his Sprint Cup Career.

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