The Army National Guard will continue to serve as sponsor of the team’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Chevy and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr through the 2013 season.
The House Appropriations Committee passed a Defense bill that, among other things, contains an amendment that targeted the military’s sponsorship of NASCAR and other sporting events.
Jimmie Johnson gave Rick Hendrick his 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, running away from the rest of the field on a green-white-checkered-flag restart that took the Bojangles’ Southern 500 one lap past its scheduled distance.
National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook rescinded the points penalties and the suspensions assessed to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team for violations found at Daytona International Speedway.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.
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Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and his wife suffered minor injuries when an small jet they were on lost its brakes and crash landed in Key West, Florida.
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.