Gibbs Racing Penalized

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday August 20, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has stripped Joe Gibbs Racing
drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano of 150 points each and their
crew chiefs were suspended indefinitely Wednesday for cheating
during Saturday's Nationwide Series race.

Crew chiefs Jason Ratcliff and Dave Rogers were also fined
$50,000 each, and five other crew members were suspended
indefinitely. After Stewart finished third in Saturday's race at Michigan
International Speedway in the No. 20 car and Joey Logano was
seventh in the No. 18, inspectors found magnets under the gas
pedals of both cars in attempt to mask the cars' true horsepower.

Gibbs' No. 18 and No. 20 Toyotas have dominated this season,
combining to win 14 of 25 Nationwide races. NASCAR last month
ordered all Toyota teams to cut about 15 horsepower in their
motors.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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