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NASCAR metes out penalties to crew chief

...rules and $500 for an illegal fuel cell container at Talladega. Other fines from Talladega included $1,000 to Michael McSwain, crew chief of Ricky Rudd's Ford; $500 to Doug Richert, crew chief of Brett Bodine's Ford; $250 to Buddy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/01/nas_341962.shtml
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Rudd, Wallace say goodbye at Miami

...fanfare. There was no retirement tour, no proclamations, no gold watches. And if it wasn't for his crew chief, Michael McSwain, Rudd's final race would have been forgotten in the drivers' meeting before the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/21/nas_24772.shtml
Nascar
Drivers: Changes increase difficulty

...see a kind of touchy-feely race at California and at (Las) Vegas until we get some of this stuff figured out." Michael McSwain, Ricky Rudd's crew chief, said the lack of downforce on the rear wheels will make the cars more difficult to drive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/24/nas_444624.shtml
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Busch Series crew chief fined $30,000 and suspended indefinitely

...another 39 owner points. Sauter also was penalized 60 points. In another ruling on Tuesday, Winston Cup crew chief Michael McSwain was fined $250 because a pinion retainer was discovered in the No. 28 car in a prerace inspection before the Kmart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/20/oth_314263.shtml
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Sadler takes Rudd's place with Yates

...to drive at least one more season. Yates said the drivers' ages "wasn't a factor" in the change. Crew chief Michael McSwain, who came to the team with Rudd before the 2001 season, will stay and work with Sadler. "You can tell when he's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/19/nas_353535.shtml
Nascar
Kahne's team hit with fine for brawl

...last time I checked, we were doing auto racing, not boxing," Stewart said. CREW CHIEF FIRED: Popular crew chief Michael McSwain was fired from Bobby Labonte's team Wednesday. McSwain had worked with Labonte's team since the start of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/15/nas_422251.shtml
Nascar
Spencer on the move, possibly to Ganassi

...points leader Jeff Gordon, was suffering from flu-like symptoms that had him running often toward the bathroom. Michael McSwain, crew chief for second place driver Ricky Rudd, slipped and fell after stepping into a hole while leaving the motorhome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/05/oth_324223.shtml
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NBC, TNT have tough act to follow with NASCAR

...thinks that's an asset. "How many other sports have a crew chief nicknamed 'Fatback'?" he said, referring to Michael McSwain, Ricky Rudd's chief. "This is a sport that has a lot of characters in it and we've all been part of that scene...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/22/oth_314649.shtml
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NASCAR notebook: Rudd hoping new crew chief will bring new fortunes, too

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia native Ricky Rudd is hoping crew chief Michael McSwain will help get his Ford team moving in the right direction. The Chesapeake native arrived at Richmond International Raceway 37th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/15/oth_261480.shtml
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