Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/26/11
With the NASCAR community talking about Trevor Bayne and talk of “team orders” or “strong arming” did we forget there still were some teams doing some actual cheating on the track? Michael Waltrip Racing got hit hard with a penalty due to unapproved modifications to the windshields of the #00 of David Reutimann, #56 of Martin Truex and affiliated #47 car of Bobby Labonte. And now we have Jeff Gluck at SBNation reporting that crew chief Chad Knaus told Jimmie Johnson to wreck his car if he won the race. The conversation was apparently over heard on NASCAR’s race buddy and recorded by a fan. You can check it out at the above link. Considering it’s now Wednesday it’s crazy to think someone sat on this the last three days. After the instruction from Knaus, Johnson surprisingly says “really?” to which Knaus said it was necessary to cover all the bases. Perhaps Johnson made the statement remembering Clint Bowyer’s penatly at New Hampshire last year which cost him 100 championship points i...
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