FoxSports.com reports that NASCAR warned Hendrick Motoresports that the offset on the tail section of its No. 48 and No. 5 cars for Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin after the race at Dover were found to be barely above the legal tolerance. NASCAR allows a tolerance of 0.070 of an inch for the body off of the center line of the car. FoxSports says NASCAR claims it was .006 over the tolerance, but reports that rivals are skeptical.
"You can get through inspection with quite a lot," FoxSports quotes a crew chief who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "You can skew the grid. Back at the tech center is a whole different deal. You're busted. There's no way around it. So you just don't do it. It just seems weird that two cars from Hendrick Motorsports were questionable. If it had been me, I would have been suspended for six weeks."