Found March 01, 2012 on The Victory Formation: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Jimmie Johnson
The 5-time Sprint Cup Champion has had much better times than the last 14 days. Following a 42nd place finish due to being involved in a massive wreck on the 2nd lap of Monday nights Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson found out yesterday that he will be docked 25 pts in the Sprint Cup standings following a pre-500 inspection. Johnson now finds himself in the very unfamiliar position of last place in the pts standings. In addition to Johnson’s penalty, his crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, have been suspended for six races. Johnson enters this weekends race at -23 pts. Knaus was levied with a $100,000 fine as well. This is Knaus’ 5th suspension, though one of the previous suspension was overturned. Hendrick Motorsports plans to appeal this ruling. While the appeal process happens, Knaus and Malec will be allowed to continue to work. “Our organization respects NASCAR and the way the sanctioning body governs our sport,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “In this case, though, the sy...
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