Wednesday, August 20, 2008

That is the sound of rolling heads

The penalties have come down in the whole Joe Gibbs Racing dyno cheating debacle, and they are rather harsh. Like, really harsh.

Here's an outline:

-Joey Logano of the No. 18 and Tony Stewart of the No. 20 – have been penalized with the loss of 150 championship driver points and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2008.

-Joe Gibbs, owner of both of the cars, has likewise been penalized 150 championship owner points for each of those entries.

-From the No. 18 team, car chief Dorian Thorsen; engine tuner Michael Johnson; and crew member Toby Bigelow have been placed on indefinite suspension from NASCAR.

-From the No. 20 team, car chief Richard Bray and engine tuner Dan Bajek have been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.

And the pièce de résistance of suckhood:

-Both crew chiefs – Jason Ratcliff of the No. 18 and Dave Rogers of the No. 20 – have been fined $50,000 and indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.

So, if you have any crew chief experence, now may be the time to shoot JGR a resume and cover letter.

1 comment:

Meesh said...

ouch. That's gonna leave a mark...