Rainout, again....and......speaking of jr.........uh-oh.............busted!
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Come rain or come shine, nothing can wipe Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Inc. out of the NASCAR headlines.
In prerace inspections Saturday, however, NASCAR officials said a problem had been found on the No. 8 Chevrolet.
Inspectors discovered that the rear wing on Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 8 Chevrolet was improperly mounted and forced the team to reattach the wing with new mounting brackets
Nextel Cup Series director John Darby said NASCAR confiscated the mounting brackets used by the No. 8 team on its wing – one of the key components to the new “car of tomorrow” which is being used at 16 races this season including Darlington.
“We have specific blue prints for all the parts on the car,” Darby said. He said series officials “are a little sensitive to those parameters.”
The incident is likely to result in the first penalty in NASCAR history involving a “car of tomorrow” and include a fines and points penalty.