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02-14-2007, 07:54 PM
Michael Waltrip's crew chief and team director were thrown out of the Daytona 500 and suspended indefinitely Wednesday because an illegal substance was found during inspection for the season-opening race.

Waltrip, docked 100 points, will be allowed to participate in Thursday's races that determine the field for NASCAR's biggest event of the year.

David Hyder, his crew chief, was thrown out of the garage and fined $100,000. Team director Bobby Kennedy also was kicked out.

NASCAR officials would not reveal what they found in Waltrip's intake manifold, but a person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press it was a form of jet fuel.


02-15-2007, 01:04 PM
Michael Waltrip had to be talked into racing at Daytona by his wife after he was severely penalized by NASCAR Wednesday.

Michael Waltrip humbly apologized Thursday for his team's role in NASCAR's biggest cheating scandal, saying he was so embarrassed he almost pulled out of Daytona 500 preparations.

Waltrip, who lost two key crew members Wednesday when NASCAR penalized his team for using a fuel additive, said he had to be talked into racing by his wife and Toyota officials who are seething that Waltrip tainted their Nextel Cup debut.

"I didn't want to damage the integrity of the sport further by going out there and having people doing out there?"' Waltrip said. "I came real close to not running today."

Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, needs to race his way into NASCAR's premier event in a qualifying race Thursday.

After his car failed inspection Sunday, Waltrip said he was devastated when his 9-year-old wondered why her father had cheated.


02-15-2007, 01:16 PM
This morning on Cold Pizza I also heard it confirmed, that it had something to do with some form of jet fuel being the so called 'fuel additive'...

02-15-2007, 01:49 PM
Wouldn't be the first time.

02-15-2007, 01:52 PM
Wouldn't be the first time.

exactly, everyone is trying to get that edge...

but I really get tired of hearing that cliché "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying" over and over again especially in reference to Nascar...:rolleyes:

02-15-2007, 01:55 PM
I thought they did use nitrous.

02-15-2007, 03:04 PM
who cares