Martin crew chief fined $50,000

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2002

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The crew chief for Mark Martin was fined $50,000 by NASCAR on Tuesday because Martin's winning car in the Coca-Cola 600 did not pass post-race inspection.

Martin's car was found to be about an eighth of an inch below the minimum height requirement of 51 inches.

His victory and points stand, despite the penalty against crew chief Ben Leslie.

This is the second time this season a Roush Racing car has been fined for being too low. Matt Kenseth's crew was fined $30,000 because his Ford was too low following his February win at Rockingham.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team was fined $25,000 last year when his Chevrolet was too low in inspection after he won at Talladega.



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