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Why Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona Penalty May Be Overturned by NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson trails the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field in the points standings by a wide margin after his Daytona penalty. But if all goes according to plan for the No. 48 team, that may not be the case for very long. In case you're just tuning in, Johnson's No. 48 car was deemed to be illegal after the initial inspection process for the Daytona 500. It was determined that the C-posts on Johnson's car, which extend from the roof to the decklid and are attached to the rear window of the car, were out of tolerance and violated NASCAR's rules. Johnson was docked 25 points and his crew chief Chad Knaus was suspended for six races. Johnson's car owner Rick Hendrick has stated that he will appeal the penalty. He may just w...

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