Robby Gordon Penalty Announced / This Weeks Penalties in NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2007) ? NASCAR News Release – NASCAR announced today that Robby Gordon, driver and owner of the No. 55 Ford in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined $35,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, 2007 due to a rule violation during last Saturday?s race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Gordon was found to be in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book.

The fine and probation also carried the stipulation that if, during the remaining NASCAR events in 2007, there is another action by Gordon that is deemed by NASCAR officials as detrimental to stock car racing or to NASCAR, or is disruptive to the orderly conduct of an event, he will be suspended indefinitely from NASCAR.

Additionally, three other NASCAR Busch Series crew chiefs and/or drivers and owners were fined or penalized following rule infractions at Montreal.

Charles ?Cully? Barraclough, crew chief of the No. 90 Ford driven by Stephen Leicht, was fined $10,000 for violating Sections 12-4-A, 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules), 20A-12.3C (3): divider pistons in both front shock absorbers were not installed to the manufacturer?s specifications and 12A-12.3I: oil volume did not meet the minimum one-inch specification.

Robert Yates, owner of the No. 90 Ford, was penalized with the loss of 25 NASCAR Busch Series championship owner points, while Leicht was penalized with the loss of 25 NASCAR Busch Series championship driver points.

The infractions were discovered during post-race inspection on Aug. 4.

Paul Wolfe, crew chief of the No. 22 Dodge driven by Patrick Carpentier, was fined $5,000 after violating Sections 12-4-A, 12-4-Q and 20A-12.1A(2): front spring inside and outside coil diameter exceeded the 1/8-inch limit.

Armando Fitz, owner of the No. 22 Dodge, lost 25 NASCAR Busch Series championship owner points, while Carpentier was docked 25 NASCAR Busch Series championship driver points.

The violations were found during post-race inspection.

Also, Chris Wright, crew chief for the No. 35 Ford driven by Bobby Hamilton Jr., was fined $2,000 for violating 12-4-A, 12-4-Q and 20A-12.1A(8): unapproved jacking bolts; two hollow bolts. The infraction was discovered during opening-day inspection on Aug. 4.

Jeff Spraker, crew chief of the No. 63 Chevrolet of Mike MacKenzie, was fined $2,000 after being found in violation of 12-4-A, 9-4-A: the crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members, 9-15-G: permitting individuals, without a proper NASCAR license, into the car servicing area and 20A-17B & 17.1A: entering the car service area without the proper safety equipment. These infractions took place during the event.

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