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Jimmie Johnson’s Crew Chief Chad Knaus Suspended for Illegal Modifications

Hendrix Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus has had his fair share of run-ins with NASCAR.And he's gotten off to a bad start in 2012.According to the Associated Press, Knaus has been fined $100,000 and suspended six races after Jimmie Johnson's car was found to have illegal modifications headed into the Daytona 500. Car chief Ron Malec is also suspended for six races, while Johnson has been docked 25 points for the infraction. The incident happened on Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway, where NASCAR said the No. 48 Chevrolet had illegally-modified sheet metal between the roof and the side windows, otherwise known as the C-posts.Both Knaus and Malec are allowed to attend the races during their suspensions.Team o...

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