Long suspended for 12 Cup races
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, May 21st 2009, 08:40 GMT|
NASCAR has suspended driver Carl Long for 12 Sprint Cup races as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Long's car was found to be in violation of technical rules, with its engine having exceeded the maximum specifications.
Long and his wife and team owner Danielle have been suspended for 12 races, docked 200 driver points, suspended from NASCAR until August 18 and placed on probation until December 31.
Crew chief Charles Swing had the same penalty and was also fined $200,000.