Friday, June 22nd, 2007 2:23pm UTC
By Luke, Thunder Lounge
Published on Thunder Lounge.
Just revealed on NASCAR Live on Speed, in pre-inspection both the #24 and #48 failed to fit the “grid” that NASCAR uses as its template check. You know, that big claw looking thing.
Neither team will be allowed to practice or qualify, and NASCAR will be meeting with the teams to discuss what they will be allowed to participate in this weekend.
Both will start from the back at the pack, 41st and 42nd respectively.
The cars did not conform to “Da Rules”, apparently the issue was with the left front fenders. The template fit the check points, but it was something to do with what was going on in between those particular points and that the fenders were slightly “bowed” out a bit. You may draw a comparison to that whole “X” template thing that a few cars were hit on last season.
As of this post, both cars were in the process of going back through tech. The #48 has made it past “the claw”, and the #24 was still working on it.
What is not known at this time is penalty assessments, or anything else.
I’m sure the rumors and whatever will be flying, as well as the Hendrick “Hater-Aid” as well.
Share your thoughts!.
Filed Under: Drivers, Hendrick Motorsports #24, Hendrick Motorsports #48, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Nascar, Nextel Cup, Sonoma/Infineon, Teams, Tracks
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