Sep 13, 2000
PENALTY: Jeff Gordon was penalized 100 driver points. Mike Helton, NASCAR's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: "The General Motors intake manifold that the #24 team used during Saturday night's race in Richmond has not been approved. The GM part number on the casting was the same, however, a different material was used which altered the properties of the casting. The changed casting was not resubmitted by GM for NASCAR's approval in accordance with our procedures."