National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook rescinded the points penalties and the suspensions assessed to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team for violations found at Daytona International Speedway.
The stock car racing appeals panel upheld penalties issued to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team. HMS will now appeal to the chief appellate officer.
NASCAR issues points penalties, suspensions, and fines to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team for infractions found during opening-day inspections for Speedweeks.
NASCAR said it found modifications on the rear quarter panel of Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona 500 Chevy during initial inspection. The parts were confiscated, and Chad Knaus and the team face possible suspensions and fines. The C-pillars were where the issues were found.
NASCAR plans to speak with Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus after he was heard telling Johnson to intentionally wreck the back-end of the car if they won.
Chad Knaus, crew chief of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy, has made crew change that will take effect at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The team has a new front tire changer.
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Mark Martin, and Jeff Gordon all got new crew chiefs as part of a three-team shuffle at Hendrick Motorsports. Shops realigned, too.
Jamie McMurray used a two-tire gamble to become only the third driver to win the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same season, joining Dale Jarrett and Jimmie Johnson. The win also gave team owner Chip Ganassi victories in the Daytona 500, the Indy 500, and the Brickyard 400 in the same year.
Some fans are quick to say Jimmie Johnson is in a slump, and has been ever since NASCAR switched to the new spoiler. But, the statistics show that he’s right on the championship track.
Hendrick Motorsports has announced that the team has signed crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Alan Gustafson to multi-year contract extensions. While Knaus’s role is certain, Gustafson’s role is up in the air after 2011. I have an idea where he might land.