Busch, Sauter lose points; crew chiefs lose $25,000 for violations

7/4/2007 - NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has penalized the Nextel Cup
teams of Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter for rule infractions found on
their cars during the postrace inspection following Sunday's race
at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Both the No. 5 Chevrolet of Busch and the No. 70 Chevrolet of
Sauter were found to have used unapproved parts and failed to meet
the minimum front car heights.

NASCAR said Wednesday that Busch and Sauter were each penalized
25 points and their respective crew chiefs, Alan Gustafson and
Robert "Bootie" Barker, were each fined $25,000 and placed on
probation until Sept. 19.

In addition, Rick Hendrick, owner of the No. 5, was penalized 25
car owner championship points, as was Joe Custer, owner of the No.