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NASCAR upholds Long's suspension

Updated: June 2, 2009, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

Although the National Stock Car Racing Commission said it was tempting to give Carl Long and his crew chief penalties they could "more-readily bear," the driver's appeal was denied Tuesday.

Long was penalized for having an oversized engine at Lowe's Motor Speedway last month. Long and his wife, car owner DeeDee Long, were suspended 12 races and docked 200 points. Crew chief Charles Swing was fined $200,000. All are NASCAR records.

Long appealed in hopes of leniency for his part-time, ...

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