RG's Stock Car Program Penalized again

baja619

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http://www.nascar.com/2009/news/headlines/cup/05/27/rgordon.lowes.punishment/index.html

R. Gordon docked 50 points for LMS infractions

NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Monday.
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The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4I (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-10.6H (rear axle housing exceeded the maximum specified toe of plus or minus one degree) of the 2009 Sprint Cup Series rule book. The violation was found during post-race inspection on May 25.

Specifically, the rear axle housing exceeded the allowable toe of plus or minus one degree. In layman's terms, the axle was canted too far to the right, which can facilitate corner entry and improve a car's ability to turn through the corner.

As a result, Gordon has been penalized with the loss of 50 championship owner and 50 championship driver points. Crew chief Kirk Almquist has been fined $50,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31.
 

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Booooooo! Can not wait until Sonoma and Watkins Glenn. Keep up the good fight Mr. Gordon.
 
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