Hendrick says Gordon, Johnson have been punished enough

Hendrick Motorsports is bracing for some hefty penalties after two of its cars failed inspection Friday at Infineon Raceway. But Rick Hendrick says Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have been punished enough.

Updated: June 23, 2007, 5:21 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

SONOMA, Calif. -- Rick Hendrick can't seem to stay out of the news these days.

Last week it was for signing NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., to replace Kyle Busch in his Nextel Cup stable that also includes Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Casey Mears.

This week it was because the cars of Gordon and Johnson were banned from all on-track activities on Friday when their cars failed initial inspection at Infineon Raceway.

Next week it'll be about the ...

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