(Keep in mind here I dont care for the 48 team)
the car never seen the track. it was a preinspection. Does this mean if a team doesnt fit the templates on accident, that loss of points will happen even before anything?
Now I understand that Nascar will come up with their why it needed to happens, & assuredly(is that a word) it will be some grey area thing that cant be disputed.
So moving on to my puzzlment of penalties.
Now Chad & the car chief aare gone for 6 races (after they lose their appeal) Maybe it will get reduced, but Nascar wont let them win it. So now they fine Driver & owner 25 points. Again see above to why I dont understand the penalty here either. So for whatever grey area Nascar wants to work in, to justify this we will sonn learn as well, but let me take this a little further. I understand when in post inspections it is just the norm to take the same points from owner & driver, whether the driver knew anything about it or not. I get this. He raced with what Nascar seemed an unfair advantage. How would you seperate the penalty. However aagain this is a pre everything inspection. Ok the Owner is ultimately responsible for the race team, so he gets docked 25 points for the Nascar grey area infraction, but how on God's green earth do you take points from the driver? The car was never on the track, & for all we know, the driver may have never even seen the car. Sorry I dont think there is a grey area for Nascar to justify this penalty. I believe it is a just because we can move & maybe they are too lazy to deal with the driver/owner points being different. I dont know. For those that want say yes, JJ deserves the point deduction, just put your favorite driver in that senario & see if you have the same thought. In this case I cant see in any possible form how the driver loses points. (of course I cant see how the penalty came about in the 1st place)