Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Penalized

Dale Earnhardt Junior has been docked 100 points from his Nextel total and crew chief Tony Eury Junior has been fined 100-thousand dollars and suspended for six races. NASCAR took the action because inspectors say Earnhard's rear wing was improperly mounted when it was checked this past Saturday in Darlington, South Carolina.

Team owner Teresa Earnhardt also has been docked 100 owner points.

Max Siegel, the president of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, says the rulings will be appealed.