NASCAR suspends Johnson's crew chief six races

Feb 29, 2012 Full story: CNN 14

NASCAR issued steep penalties against five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and his team for failing the first inspection for the Daytona 500.

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duh

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 29, 2012
I love it, they deserved the penalites but Knaus should not be allowed to hang around the pit box, Knaus should be banned from track. of course the driver knew what was going on, & look where it got him. 23 points in the hole!!!!!!!!!!
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

#2 Feb 29, 2012
Why take any points away? It doesn't make much sense to dock them 25 points now when they're going to reset the points after the first 26 races.
Barr

Temperance, MI

#3 Feb 29, 2012
Knaus is an outright cheater and needs to be banned from NASCAR. He doesn't just push the limits. He does things that are illegal and he knows it. This is at least the 4th time he has been caught with rather major violations.
smellslikekardas hian

Victoria, Canada

#4 Feb 29, 2012
Please....Chad has been suspended before for a bunch of races, he phones in; he isn't learning; try 6 week suspension, $50,000 fine for Chad; I am good with the 25 points for Johnson but I think that they need to take 100 owner points and fine the owner $100,000. I mean it is great that Rick Hendrick is so supportive for auto racing but remember he was at home with an ankle bracelet for quite a while not too long ago so he might need a little reminder as well.
smellslikekardas hian

Victoria, Canada

#5 Feb 29, 2012
X Jr Fan wrote:
Why take any points away? It doesn't make much sense to dock them 25 points now when they're going to reset the points after the first 26 races.
Johnson is probably just a shoe and doesn't know what they are doing with the car.
hainuspilot

Lumberton, TX

#6 Feb 29, 2012
the 48 is done. if there was tension before, there will def be some now. johnson knew i suspect, but knaus crippled him at the track by leaving the team no guidance on race day. serves him right. are they champs because he cheated for 5 years or is jimmie really all that great? maybe we need an asterisk on the last five years. obviously nascar thought it was bad enough. 25 points on this point system is pretty tough, and now in the negative, johnson is all alone. time to shine, champ.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#7 Feb 29, 2012
All teams pushed the limits to the line in the past and now in the present. What NASCAR is doing now is stifling imagination by making all the cars so cookie cutter close it has become HO-HUM racing. Where would racing be if were not for the brilliant work of Smokey Yunick, Wood Brothers, Junior Johnson, The Pettys,The Elliots and all the teams that worked and found that magic edge that won races before the restrictor plate debacle. Why doesn't Nascar just build a fab shop and mass produce rolling chassis,engines,and bodies and just put the stickers on as they go out the door. Anybody want to go racing, just bring a checkbook.
big 3

Warsaw, IN

#8 Feb 29, 2012
they got busted pay the price 6week off 2 figer out how not 2 get busted
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Florham Park, NJ

#9 Mar 1, 2012
I wonder if Jr's car was inspected?
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

#10 Mar 1, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
All teams pushed the limits to the line in the past and now in the present. What NASCAR is doing now is stifling imagination by making all the cars so cookie cutter close it has become HO-HUM racing. Where would racing be if were not for the brilliant work of Smokey Yunick, Wood Brothers, Junior Johnson, The Pettys,The Elliots and all the teams that worked and found that magic edge that won races before the restrictor plate debacle. Why doesn't Nascar just build a fab shop and mass produce rolling chassis,engines,and bodies and just put the stickers on as they go out the door. Anybody want to go racing, just bring a checkbook.
Since all teams cheat, are you saying Knaus is the worst cheat of them all since he's the one who gets caught multiple times here lately?
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

#11 Mar 1, 2012
big 3 wrote:
they got busted pay the price 6week off 2 figer out how not 2 get busted
Maybe on one of those weeks he should go down to the local book store and buy the book "Crew Chiefs Cheats For Dummies" since all the other crew chiefs are getting away with cheating and he can't.
Ford Man

Italy, TX

#12 Mar 1, 2012
Serves him right...He's a big cheater like Gordon and Stewart
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#13 Mar 1, 2012
X Jr Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Since all teams cheat, are you saying Knaus is the worst cheat of them all since he's the one who gets caught multiple times here lately?
A wise philosopher said: "Anybody who runs legal is gonna run behind.......It's not cheating,..... It's being competitive". J.Johnson
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

#14 Mar 3, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>A wise philosopher said: "Anybody who runs legal is gonna run behind.......It's not cheating,..... It's being competitive". J.Johnson
I'll keep that in mind when the next time i'm playing cards. i'll tell them i'm not cheating, i'm just being competitive.

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