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Hugor Hill

Kenseth stripped of everything but the trophy.......

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http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/9206870/nascar-lowers-boom-matt-kenseth-engine-part

NASCAR came down hard Wednesday on the Joe Gibbs Racing team of Matt Kenseth after the engine in the winning No. 20 car from Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway failed inspection.

Kenseth was penalized 50 points in the standings and his crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, was suspended for six races -- as well as the May 18 All-Star race -- and fined $200,000 after the engine failed a secondary postrace inspection.

And in a rare move, car owner Joe Gibbs had his owner's license suspended for the next six races and he won't earn car owner points during that time. He also was docked 50 car owner points. Toyota, which supplies the JGR engines through Costa Mesa, Calif.-based TRD, also lost five points in the manufacturer standings.

Damn. Can't remember the last time that happened.

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Not sure how much of an advantage having one rod out of eight being lighter would give. Maybe it's what they had to do to make them last a whole race.

Gibbs gets his engines straight from TRD.

Still liking that move from Ford, Matt?

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2009

Who was it in 2009? :unsure:

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I think Carl Long is still paying NASCAR's fine in pennies today.

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I was talking about the owner having his license suspended.

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Kenseth is still in the Chase though because of his 2 wins

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"One part came in 2.7 grams underweight, and somehow made it through our processes and ended up unfortunately in an engine that was selected to be weighed," White told ESPN.com.

He said the magnetic steel part, which connects the piston and crankshaft, had a required minimum of 525 grams.

White added the illegal part was underweight by the equivalent of "two cotton balls.''

NASCAR's no tolerance policies are a bit draconian

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