NASCAR Heads To Hollywood On Sunday

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to SoCal on Sunday with a race in the Fontana suburb of Los Angeles (2:30 PM ET, Fox) and the race took its second major twist this week when the penalties on driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus were lifted.

It was in the aftermath of the Daytona 500 that Knaus was suspended for doing the NASCAR equivalent of putting his car on steroids, and according TheSportsNotebook’s Sprint Cup consultant, my brother Bill, this is not the first time that Knaus has ridden past the boundaries outlined in the rulebook. Furthermore, the 25-point penalty given to Johnson has been reversed, and with the restoration, JJ is now back to 12th in the overall standings