Not to be left out of the cheating scandals that have currently plagued the sports world, Nascar has handed down some fines and suspensions to Paul Menard [Unlink]'s racing team for infractions discovered after this past weekend's race in Michigan. Menard himself and car owner Richard Childress [Unlink] got docked 25 points, crew chief Slugger Labbe fined $100,000, suspended from Nascar until Oct. 3 and placed on probation through the end of the year while car chief Craig Smokestad and crew member Grant Hutchens were both suspended until Oct. 3. The penalties come after Menard's car was randomly selected to be inspected after the Michigan race, where Menard finished 9th. Nascar took the car back to their development and research center and found that the frame rails had been intentionally modified in an "effort to deceive the inspectors". The loss of points to Menard really puts a dagger in his attempts to qualify for the chase for the championship.
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