Random News - February 2001

Loomis Fined For Infraction
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (February 27)- - NASCAR announced that Jeff Gordon's DuPont Chevrolet failed post race inspection following the Dura Lube 400 at North Carolina Speedway due to the height of the car being slightly lower than NASCAR guidelines. Crew chief Robbie Loomis was fined $25,000, though the team didn't lose any Winston Cup points as a result of the infraction. Their third place finish will stand. "I take full responsibility for what happened at Rockingham," Loomis said in a statement. "An oversight in pre-race preparation led to a mechanical failure. A setscrew that secures a jackbolt loosened during the race- allowing the car to lower and become extremely tight. Unfortunately, I feel this incident also cost us a chance to win the event. My congratulations go to Steve Park and DEI for a great victory."

DuPont Most Socially Responsible
WILMINGTON, DE. (Feburary 8)- - DuPont was ranked the most socially responsible U.S. company on Fortune magazine's list of America's Most Admired Companies. In addition to its top ranking for social responsibility in 2000, DuPont also earned the top spot in the magazine's overall ranking of the companies in the chemical industry, beating out several top names, including Dow Chemical, Bayer, and BASF. The annual survey, featured in the February 19 issue, is based on the responses of 10,000 business executives, directors and securities analysts who rated companies in eight categories. (DuPont PR)

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