According to PaddockTalk.com, the violations have been discovered in the day prior to the race.
“Wolfe was fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12 4 A (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20A-5.10.1B(3) (carburetor venturis exceeded the specified size) of the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series rule book”, the aforementioned source wrote.
“NASCAR announced Tuesday that Paul Wolfe, crew chief for the No. 00 Toyota driven by Josh Wise, has been fined and placed on probation due to rule violations during the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Lowe's Motor Speedway,” the official NASCAR website added.
Paul Wolfe debuted in the NASCAR Busch series in 2003 at the age of 26 but entered only two races out of 34. In 2004, the driver raced on 3 circuits but his earnings were almost doubled in comparison with the previous year ($72,860 in 2004 and $23,170 in 2003).
Wolfe increased his overall number of Busch races in 2005 when he entered no less than 11 races with a total number of laps of 1929 and earnings of approximately $220,000.
The American driver entered his last race in 2005 at Richmond and is currently employed as the crew chief for Great Clips Toyota.
At the time of writing this article, there’s no official statement signed by Paul Wolfe regarding this matter but new comments should be out soon.
The Dollar General 300 race held on Lowe’s Motor Speedway was won by Kyle Busch (Toyota), followed by Jeff Burton (Chevrolet) and Brian Vickers (Toyota).