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Monday, September 10, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: RCR Appeal Is Denied
The National Stock Car
Racing Commission Appeals Panel has denied a Richard Childress Racing appeal of
the penalties handed down to team personnel in the aftermath of rules
violations detected following last month’s race at Michigan International
Speedway. Crew chief Slugger Labbe was fined $100,000 and received a multi-week
suspension and NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Car chief Craig Smokstad and
crewman Grant Hutchens also received suspensions and probation.
RCR appealed only the
Smokestad and Hutches sanctions, while Labbe began serving his suspension last
weekend at Richmond International Raceway The team now has the right to appeal
the decision to Commissioner John Middlebrook.