Suspension Penalties Handed Down

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced that Chad Norris, crew chief of the No. 17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined $10,000 and suspended from NASCAR until May 3, 2006 following rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2006.

Norris' suspension will take effect immediately.

Norris was found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules: Section 20A-12.8.1D: Quarter panel height did not meet the required specification; too high in post-race inspection) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book.

Additionally, Kenseth was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series driver championship points and team owner Jack Roush was penalized 25 NASCAR Busch Series owner championship points for violating Sections 12-4-A and 12-4-Q (20A-12.8.1D).

NEXTEL Cup Team Fined, Loses Points

NASCAR also announced that one fine and two penalties have been issued to the No. 74 Dodge team competing in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, as a result of rule violations last week at Texas Motor Speedway.

Due to violations of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20-5.9G(1) (external modifications to the intake manifold deemed impermissible unless authorized by the Series Director) of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Rule Book, crew chief Domenick Turse was fined $50,000; driver Derrike Cope was penalized with the loss of 25 driver championship points; and car owner Ray McGlynn was penalized 25 owner championship points.

The infraction was discovered during opening day inspection.

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