February 17, 2012

NASCAR: Modifications Found on Johnson's Car

David Newton, writing for ESPN.com:

“Crew chief Chad Knaus and other members of five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona 500 team face possible suspensions after NASCAR said it found modifications on the rear quarter panel of Johnson’s No. 48 car.”

This should surprise no-one. Knaus has been suspended twice for cheating infractions.

I've often wondered how many championships Johnson would have won had Knaus been caught and suspended every time his crew snuck a cheater car past technical inspectors, and eventually banned. My guess is less than what he won.