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JR MOTORSPORTS DECK LID AND SPOILER CONFISCATED BY NASCAR February 15, 2008

Posted by claireblang in 2008 Season, Breaking News, Teams.
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JUNIOR MOTORSPORTS DECK LID AND SPOILER CONFISCATED BY NASCAR
On Display In Nationwide Garage – Penalties Announced Next Week

I just took a look at the rear deck lid and spoiler from Junior Motorsports Nationwide car. It’s lying on a table, tagged by NASCAR behind the Nationwide hauler in the Nationwide garage.

Teams are coming over to look at it – One member from another team, wishing not to be identified told me that the infraction has been tried before and folks got caught for it. He said to me “if you’re not cheating your not trying,” and shook his head about why the team would try this particular spoiler modification.

Joe Balash, the Nationwide series director told me ” Yes the deck lid and spoiler of the #5 car for Junior Motorsports was found to have unapproved modifications that would affect the aerodynamics of the car.

We have taken the deck lid and the spoiler from the team and they have to fix the car so they can compete this afternoon and we will look at this for any further penalties.”

Balash said the infraction is “pretty cut and dry.”

The team worked to fix the problem and planned to qualify as scheduled with a car that passed inspection. The 5 car passed inspection and the infraction was discovered by an official after practice who asked the team what they were doing and looked closer.

At that point the piece was taken and impounded.

Claire B
XMSN Channel 144

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