Denny Hamlin received a loss of 75 points in the driver's championship standings.
Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday after his Joe Gibbs Racing car failed post-race inspection this past Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Hamlin's crew chief, Darian Grubb, and car chief, Wesley Sherrill, have both been suspended for the next six Sprint Cup races. The two JGR members will also be on probation for the next six months. Grubb has been fined $75,000 plus an additional $50,000 post-race fine for a total of $125,000.
Furthermore, Hamlin received a loss of 75 points in the driver's championship standings, and J.D. Gibbs was docked 75 points in car owner points.
Fifth Cup title looks promising for Gordon
By Chris Symeon, Motorsports Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion in NASCAR's premier series, but it's been 13 years since his last title.
After winning his second race of the season on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and presently holding the points lead in the Sprint Cup Series, Gordon is very confident that 2014 will finally be the year he does the "drive for five." Gordon, who turns 43 years old on Aug. 4, is having one of his best seasons since 2001.
It's uncertain when Gordon will retire, but the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports hinted in January that if he won his fifth Cup title this season then he would consider calling it quits. This is his 22nd full season in the series, all of them with Hendrick.