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Vickers loses 150 points; crew chief fined


Brian Vickers was docked 150 driver points and crew chief Kevin Hamlin was fined $100,000 by NASCAR yesterday because the Red Bull Racing team dipped its sheet metal in acid to make it lighter than required. Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz also was docked 150 owner points, while Hamlin and car chief Craig Smokstad were suspended indefinitely. Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye said the team accepted responsibility and would not appeal the penalties. The infraction was discovered after the No. 83 Toyota was randomly selected for a post-race inspection after Vickers' 11th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway. Frye said...