Check out some of NASCAR’s biggest all-time penalties
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The latest penalty news that Kyle Busch's crew chief, Adam Stevens, and two crewman on Busch's No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team have been suspended for four races by NASCAR is far from the biggest assessment of penalties issued over the years.
It even pales in comparison to the news earlier this year that Joey Logano's win at Richmond would be "encumbered" as part of sweeping penalties NASCAR imposed on Logano and his No. 22 Ford team.
Here are some of the other more memorable penalties NASCAR has handed down in recent years that have made headlines:
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Carl Long - 200 points, $200,000 fine, eight-race suspension
Long's engine was 0.17 cubic inches too big to fit NASCAR specifications at Charlotte in May 2009. Upon appeal, Long's suspension was lifted, but the remainder of the penalty was enforced.
Scott Riggs/Johnny Sauter - 150 points, $100,000 fine each
Teammates Riggs (pictured above) and Sauter were penalized for improper wing mounting locations at Charlotte in May 2008.
Jeff Gordon - 100 points
Gordon and then-crew chief Robbie Loomis took a big hit for an unapproved intake manifold at Richmond in September 2000.
Jeff Gordon - 25 points, $100,000 fine
Gordon (24) hit the wall after contact with Clint Bowyer (15), then hit Bowyer when he came back around the track to cause a major pileup at Phoenix International Raceway in November of 2012. A day later, Gordon was fined 25 championship points, $100,000 and placed on probation until the end of the year.
Richard Childress – Probation, $150,000 fine
Team owner Childress had a confrontation with driver Kyle Busch following a Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway in June 2011, allegedly punching Busch several times during the clash. NASCAR deemed the actions detrimental to stock car racing, fined Childress and placed him on probation for the rest of the year.
Carl Edwards - 100 points, $100,000 fine
Edwards' race-winning car was docked for having an unsecured oil tank lid in Las Vegas in March 2008. Edwards was also denied the bonus points for winning the race that would have been applied in the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs.
Kurt Busch - 100 points, $100,000 fine
The oft-penalized Kurt Busch was nailed for endangering a crew member on pit road at Dover in June 2007.
Kurt Busch, race suspensions
Kurt Busch was already on probation when he told a reporter that it was that fact that "refrains me from not beating" him up, though in relatively more colorful language. That confrontation, which came on pit road following the Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway in June 2012, was the latest in a series of Busch run-ins with members of the media that had resulted in monetary fines. This time, NASCAR went a step further and suspended the then-Phoenix Racing driver for one race. He also was suspended for two races for alleged domestic abuse at the beginning of the 2015 season, although he later was cleared of all charges.
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Chad Knaus/Steve Letarte - 100 points, $100,000 fine
Jimmie Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus (left) and then-Jeff Gordon crew chief Steve Letarte both got in hot water for front fender manipulation of their drivers' cars in Sonoma in July 2007.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 100 points, $100,000 fine
Earnhardt Jr., then driving the No. 8 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Inc., was nailed for improper rear-wing brackets at Darlington in May 2007.
Travis Kvapil - 150 points, $100,000 fine
Using nonconforming equipment and modifying the valve stem hardware were the infractions Kvapil's team was cited for at Pocono in June 2010. His crew chief, car chief and tire specialist were also suspended for 12 races each.
Martin Truex Jr. - 150 points, $100,000 fine
Trues hit the roof when he learned of the heavy penalties assessed after the roof of his car didn't fit NASCAR specifications at Daytona in July 2008.
Michael Waltrip - 100 points, $100,000 fine
Waltrip, then the owner-driver of fledgling Michael Waltrip Racing, took lots of heat for an illegal fuel additive discoverd in his car prior to the Daytona 500 in February 2007.
Brian Vickers - 150 points, $100,000 fine
Vickers' car didn't meet minimum sheet metal thickness in Martinsville in October 2008.
Clint Bowyer — 150 points, crew and car chief suspended, fined $100,000
Bowyer's car body failed to match the templates at a postrace inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center following the opening 2010 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which he won. Bowyer was penalized 150 points, crew chief Shane Wilson and car chief Chad Haney were suspended six races and fined $150,000 and team owner Richard Childress was penalized 150 points. The team appealed the penalties all the way to the chief appellate officer, who upheld the point deduction but reduced the fine, to $100,000, and suspensions, to four races each for Wilson and Haney.
Kyle Busch, parked for two races, $50,000 fine
Kyle Busch (18) rammed Ron Hornaday Jr. (33) during a caution period in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in November of 2011 at Texas. NASCAR officials took quick action, parking the driver for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races that weekend — a costly move for a driver during the playoffs for a driver hopeful of contending for a championship. Busch also was fined $50,000.
Jeremy Mayfield - 151 points, $50,000 fine
Irregularities were found in Mayfield's fuel at Talladega in May 2000. According to NASCAR, an agent was added to the fuel to increase oxygen content to make the car go faster.
Joey Logano/Brad Keselowski -- 25 points, $100,000 fines and six-week suspensions for crew chiefs
This isn't the first time NASCAR has levied harsh penalties to the Penske organization. In April of 2013, after unapproved rear-end suspension parts were confiscated prior to the running of the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speeday, NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs, car chiefs, engineers and team manager of both Logano and then-defending Cup champion Brad Keselowski's teams for six weeks each. The crew chiefs also were fined $100,000, and both Logano and Keselowski lost 25 driver points.
Joey Logano, 25 points, encumbered win
Logano became the first NASCAR driver to have a win "encumbered" when NASCAR announced that he was being penalized for a rear-suspension violation.
Logano’s crew chief, Todd Gordon, also was fined $50,000 and suspended for two races. Logano also incurred a 25-point driver points penalty, and the team was docked 25 owner points.