DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ The crew chief for three-time Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon was fined $25,000 by NASCAR on Tuesday for fielding a car that failed to meet minimum height requirements in the Dura Lube 400.

Crew chief Robbie Loomis was fined after an inspection following Monday's race at Rockingham, N.C., found Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet ``to be under the specified height requirement after the completion of time trials or the race.''

Gordon finished third in the rain-delayed race, won by Steve Park.

Also Tuesday, the crew chief of Kenny Wallace's No. 27 Pontiac, Barry Dodson, was fined $1,000 by NASCAR for using equipment that failed to conform to the rules.