Something Carl Edwards said tonight got me thinking and then something Kyle Petty said tied into it. If a driver and team are penalized for a post race inspection violation, the fines will be just as hefty if not heftier than in past years. However, because of the way they have restructed the points I don't think you will see NASCAR penalize a team or owner 25 or 50 points or more for a violation. I think you are going to see something more along the lines of a 10 to 15 point penalty.
Lets take Carl Edwards, for example, if he was to receive a 15 point penalty for a post race inspection violation...it would knock him from 1st to 6th in points. That would be a huge hit at this point in the season with things being as close as they are, but it could be overcome. Whereas a 25 point hit would knock him down to 8th almost 9th.
Anybody else have a feeling on the subject besides the drivers and the talking heads as I am sure we will hear more as time goes on.