NASCAR confiscated the drive-shaft cover from the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevy of Jimmie Johnson before the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The team, however, is unlikely to be penalized. Reports say that the confiscation is not a serious matter.
Update: SceneDaily.com is reporting that Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby said that the part was not illegal. He said:
We wanted bolt holes that matched up better so it was more secure. t had been taken on and off so many times, it was starting to deteriorate the mounting holes. So we got another one that was fresh. We change parts on cars all weekend long. … It was something the guys saw this morning when it went through inspection and wanted it fixed, and they fixed it for us and everything is cool.