This time, NASCAR is keeping the cars.
NASCAR levied its biggest penalties yet on both of Haas CNC Racing's Sprint Cup Series teams for violations found over the Coca-Cola 600 weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The teams were found by NASCAR inspectors to have altered the rear wing mountings on their respective cars.
Officials on Saturday confiscated both the Nos. 66 and 70 Chevrolets from the team and announced Wednesday that would not be returning them to the team.
Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 66, and Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 70, have been stripped of 150 points and the owner of both cars, Joe Custer, has been stripped of 150 owner points for each car.
Additionally, both the crew chiefs and car chiefs for the two teams - Bootie Barker and Derick Jennings for the No. 66 and Dave Skog and Thomas Harris for the No. 70 - have been suspended for the next six Sprint Cup races. They also have been placed on probation through the end of the year.
Both Barker and Skog have also been fined $100,000 apiece.