Nascar needs to do something different about this sort of thing. They had the perfect opportunity in 2006 when Chad Knauss "modified" the track bar and wedge bolts to make the back glass go up and down. And who could forget Michael Waltrip and the jet fuel in the carborator. I said then and now, both teams should have been sent home. Not just the Crew Chiefs, the entire team. They should have been given 2-3 hours to pack their stuff and back to North Carolina with them. Sponors would not have been happy, but oh well, maybe they would learn. Jeff Gordon was accused, but it was never proved, that Ray Everham played with fuel and some substance inside of the tires.
After this latest stunt, maybe Nascar needs to do surprise spot inspections at the shops during the week. This stuff is happening before the teams get to the track. Or maybe if the infractions are serious enough, the entire team should be sent home. I bet the teams would think twice about doing there little modifications if that were to happen just once.
Safety measurers are there for a reason. We don't need to lose another driver because a safety harness fails-Dale Earnhard- or have a driver get hurt because a safer wall wasn't on the inside wall-Denny Hamlin. To alter the roof flaps that keep the cars on the ground just to make the car lighter is so wrong I don't have the words to express myself properly.
I know there have been modifications to cars - Penske- or a vendor had a part that was too light - JGR, but this is going too far.