NASCAR confiscated part of Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona 500 car on Friday. The Pensacola News Journal has the sordid details.
Sprint Cup Series officials determined the No. 48 Chevrolet had illegally modified C-posts, an area of sheet metal between the roof and the side windows. It could lead to penalties for Knaus and the team.
Officials cut off the C-posts and planned to ship them to NASCAR’s research and development center in Concord, N.C., for further testing. In the meantime, the parts in question were put on display for other teams to examine, a routine procedure for the sanctioning body.
This would be a bigger story, but as Golden Tate reminds us, drivers aren’t athletes. From 2006 – 2010, Jimmie Johnson won 5 consecutive Spring Cup titles. You know what they say – “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.” Also, “rubbin’ is racin'” and “suck my tailpipe, bookworm.”
[PNJ, US Presswire]