Friday, February 17, 2012

Johnson's Car Fails D-500 Inspection


Not a good start for 5-time...
NASCAR officials have confiscated the C-posts from Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s Chevrolet today, after discovering what are being called “illegal modifications” in pre-Daytona 500 inspection. Multiple sources say issues were found on the C-posts – the bodywork on either side of the rear window – on Johnson’s Daytona 500 entry.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby said moments ago that suspensions “are not out of the realm of possibility.” The team will be allowed to make repairs, and the other Hendrick team cars – driven by Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kasey Kahne – passed pre-qualifying inspection without issue.

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:33 PM

    The 48 car cheating never heard that one before

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  2. Good Old Chad...pushing the envelope, again. Can't fault him for trying as long as he is willing to pay the price of being discovered.

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  3. What advantage would an illegal C post give to a car? What exactly is a C post?

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  4. The C-posts are the bodywork that runs from the roof to the rear fenders, on either side of the rear window. They could be manipulated in a number of different ways (narrowed, widened, offset, etc) to provide an aerodynamic advantage.

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  5. Time for good ol' Chad to get the boot for a few races. This isn't the first time he's been caught cheating. Gettin tired of NASCAR bending their own rules to satisfy the crowds. Time to make a rule the same for everyone.

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  6. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Grayarea baby @badream

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  7. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Why am I not surprised??

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  8. Ah Chad!! Why'd you do it so EARLY!! Now, you'll be on probation until the end of the racing year and can't do anything else to cheat until NEXT year!

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  9. WOW, Why?? What is to be gained at this time?

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  10. Anonymous7:27 AM

    Chad is willing to pay the price,and he already has the other teams thinking.

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  11. Sh8ker7:29 PM

    imagine... the 48 team cheating again... Guess it's another tainted championship for Jimmy

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  12. Chad Knauss caught "bending" the rules? No!?!?! I think it's time Mr Hendrick stepped in and gives Chad a permanent vacation.

    I'm definitely not a 48 fan, but I can't imagine Jimmie or Mr Hendrick like being labeled repeat cheaters for Chad's cheating.

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  13. Ah the change of seasons - the swallows return to Capistrano and cheatin' Chad's back at Daytona... :)

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  14. Anonymous6:28 PM

    How many strikes before your out of a job. Why the delay on penalties shame on NASCAR

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