Labbe at track after team appeal

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 24, 2012

TALLADEGA, AL - NOVEMBER 01: Team owner Richard Childress speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on November 1, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Richard Childress Racing is appealing the penalties NASCAR levied against Paul Menard's race team this week. Crew chief Slugger Labbe is at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday working on the No. 27 Chevrolet. Labbe was fined $100,000 and suspended until Oct. 3 because NASCAR said the car's frame rails had been intentionally modified in an effort to deceive inspectors. Menard and car owner Richard Childress were each docked 25 points, while car chief Craig Smokstad and crew member Grant Hutchens were both also suspended until Oct. 3. All sanctions are on hold during the appeal process.
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