Knaus may face suspension

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Crew chief Chad Knaus faces possible suspension for altering the height of the rear window in driver Jimmie Johnson 's car before Sunday's qualifying for the Daytona 500.
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JIM

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Feb 13, 2006
 
he should be set home... Rules are rules And what i read was doon Was way over the line..I thank set hime down for the frist 10 races would but stop to this.
LHM

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Feb 13, 2006
 
Whatever they do now, they must continue. NASCAR has a habit of handing out punishment according to the name of the driver.
52425hms

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Feb 13, 2006
 
no comment
gflofri

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Feb 13, 2006
 
Hurray for Nascar!!!!!!!!!!
ZKAR3

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#5
Feb 13, 2006
 
pretty sad you cheat(and get caught) and he can only qual 5th fastest... makes me wonder what nascar inspection missed on burton's ride.
tdibb

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Feb 13, 2006
 
gflofri wrote:
Hurray for Nascar!!!!!!!!!!
I think that the punishment should fit the offense committed. He didn't get pole and there is a lot worse things going on they need to investigate
tdibb

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Feb 13, 2006
 
NASCAR needs to investigate more serious offenses that are going on and it's not like it bettered his poaition any. Did they inspect Jeff Burton? He did get a better position or did they forget that key fact. I support the LOwes team and Chad Knaus as well as Jimmie Johnson.
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Feb 14, 2006
 
tdibb wrote:
NASCAR needs to investigate more serious offenses that are going on and it's not like it bettered his poaition any. Did they inspect Jeff Burton? He did get a better position or did they forget that key fact. I support the LOwes team and Chad Knaus as well as Jimmie Johnson.
I'm right there with you. I'm sure Knaus isn't the only one looking for an advantage.
AL to SoCal

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Feb 14, 2006
 
lady4824 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm right there with you. I'm sure Knaus isn't the only one looking for an advantage.
I'm a 48 fan. I was laughing about this incident while I told my boss about it. He's an Australian guy who's been with has provided technical support for a few race teams around the world. His reply:'the only people in racing who are cheating are the one's that get caught'.

My take on it is, if it's not putting people in danger, it's worth a slap, but if it does risk harm, then let's get serious about it.

And for God's sake, who cares if someone says the 's-word' in an interview?? Let 'em say what they want too:-)
Bill Statesville NC

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Feb 15, 2006
 
It seems that every race weekend, NASCAR continues to find methods of cheating in the cars. Does the satisfaction of getting one over on NASCAR mean more to these crew chief and/or owners than the honor in knowing whatever you get honestly should mean more than the "prestige" of being the successful cheater. Chad Knaus is a smart guy! If he would channel the time thinking up ways to cheat toward finding more speed honestly, then maybe Jimmie Johnson will win the championship someday! And what does Lowes, the sponsor think of this behavior on the part of Knaus. Surely they are not happy that the team they sponsor is starting be recognized as one of the biggest cheaters. Isn't it about time they take some action like Home Depot did with Tony Stewart. There's an ole saying, "It's only funny till it costs you money!". It the forthcoming penalty against Knaus costs enough money, maybe then he will get the point!
Jerry

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Feb 16, 2006
 
Bill Statesville NC wrote:
It seems that every race weekend, NASCAR continues to find methods of cheating in the cars. Does the satisfaction of getting one over on NASCAR mean more to these crew chief and/or owners than the honor in knowing whatever you get honestly should mean more than the "prestige" of being the successful cheater. Chad Knaus is a smart guy! If he would channel the time thinking up ways to cheat toward finding more speed honestly, then maybe Jimmie Johnson will win the championship someday! And what does Lowes, the sponsor think of this behavior on the part of Knaus. Surely they are not happy that the team they sponsor is starting be recognized as one of the biggest cheaters. Isn't it about time they take some action like Home Depot did with Tony Stewart. There's an ole saying, "It's only funny till it costs you money!". It the forthcoming penalty against Knaus costs enough money, maybe then he will get the point!
If he found the speed honestly it would not be honest the next week. NASCAR would either make it illegal, or leak it to all the teams. Unless, of course, the driver with the advantage was somebody NASCAR was trying to promote or stroke. Hey, it's all about marketing. The product is not nearly as good as it was (at least at Daytona) as it was 25 years ago, and you could not keep the fans out if there was a 100% chance of a hurricane.
Becky at Daytona

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Feb 18, 2006
 
NASCAR officials should be sent out hunting with Dick Cheney!
Mary Sprinkle

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Feb 19, 2006
 
Jimmy Johnson is a cheating bastard!! How could Nascar allow someone like that to win the Daytona 500!! This is the most rediculious thing I have ever seen!! Let a cheater win!! Earnhart is turning over in his grave!! Good job Mike Helton!!
Mary Sprinkle

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Feb 19, 2006
 
Jerry wrote:
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If he found the speed honestly it would not be honest the next week. NASCAR would either make it illegal, or leak it to all the teams. Unless, of course, the driver with the advantage was somebody NASCAR was trying to promote or stroke. Hey, it's all about marketing. The product is not nearly as good as it was (at least at Daytona) as it was 25 years ago, and you could not keep the fans out if there was a 100% chance of a hurricane.
Marketing that is what you want to call cheating now days!! Intresting.. Funny how his car passed inspection before qualifying and didn't after qualifying.. Hmm hmm does anyone besides me find this funny.. Marketing you Jimmie Johnson fanatic... I bet you were never an Earnhart fan. Because you would know that that is not how you earn respect in a sport like this.. And if you think cheating is okay then go watch and Indy car race. I bet you also think that Mike Helton is the best thing that ever happened to Nascar too don't you.
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Feb 19, 2006
 
lady4824 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm right there with you. I'm sure Knaus isn't the only one looking for an advantage.
Looking for an advantage?? I call raising your rear window so you lift the air off the rear spoiler cheating but you call it looking for an advatage if you want to you cheating mo fo.. Because I unlike you do not support cheaters and will never shop at Lowes again because of their continued sponsorship of a known cheater!!
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#16
Feb 19, 2006
 
Sure, and Tony gets penalized for "aggressive driving" but Kenseth doesn't in the beginning. Tony is still laughing all the way to the bank. The reason he ended up with a top 10 is because HE KNOWS HOW TO DRIVE!!!!!!!
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Feb 19, 2006
 
Only thing stewart knows how to do is cry like a baby. Oh and be a jerk.
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Feb 19, 2006
 
JJO wrote:
Only thing stewart knows how to do is cry like a baby. Oh and be a jerk.
No you are thinking of Matt Kenseth. Not Tony Stewart.
JJO

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Feb 19, 2006
 
The video doesnt lie. Its very clear what happend today.
Mary

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#20
Feb 19, 2006
 
I'm sorry was this your first Nascar race or do you know that if you hit another car at Daytona you screw yours up. Your right the video does speak for its self Tony never knew Matt was there. And then Matt spent 10 min winning about it. And then thought that he should not be penalized for trying to take Tony out after the caution. But I'm sure you are right JJO. Tony did mean to take himself out of competition for the win just to mess with Kenseth that makes more sense.

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