Some Driver upset after Practice

Posted Feb 11, 2004

Some temper where flying around Daytona during Tuesday practice. A lot of teams had parts confiscated by Nextel Cup Officials and some teams may see further fines coming

Jeremy Mayfield's team and Kurt Busch's team are likely to be penalized further for infractions found by Nextel Cup officials, series director John Darby said

The rear deck lid on Mayfield's car failed to fit the template. Busch's car had a rear bumper support confiscated. Teams are allowed to place added weight in the support as long as it is in an approved container. The weight in Busch's car was not in such a container.

Parts taken were an illegal spring from Derrike Cope's car; underpans from the cars of Spencer, Jeff Green, Kevin Harvick, Ward Burton and Andy Belmont; and adjustable fender braces from the cars of Tony Stewart, Earnhardt, Michael Waltrip and Busch.

Other violations included illegal windshield clips from Larry Foyt's car, an illegal wheel opening on Earnhardt's car, and expired Hutchens Devices from Rusty Wallace and Kirk Shelmerdine.

Darby said that the adjustable fender braces are not as likely to incur a further penalty. Teams are allowed to use adjustable braces during practice but not during qualifying.


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