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Only radio communications were forbidden

NASCAR wasn't amused by Tony Eury Jr.'s enterprising way of watching the New Hampshire race from atop his motorhome, equipped with his scanner and a laptop computer so he could aide Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Updated: July 7, 2007, 4:10 AM ET
By Jenna Fryer | Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When NASCAR suspended crew chief Tony Eury Jr. for six weeks, he figured he'd take his wife on an overdue Hawaiian vacation.

Then he found a loophole in his punishment: Although he couldn't be in the garage area, NASCAR wasn't banning him from track property. And he was only forbidden from using the team's radio communications, but text messaging, cell phones and instant messenger were fine to use.

So Eury called off the trip to Maui and traveled ...

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