In 2009, Carl Long became the poster boy for how tough it can be for small NASCAR teams to make it. That May, the engine for Long's car was found to have a displacement 0.17 cubic inches greater than the maximum allowed displacement.
That violation carried a penalty of 200 points and a much more crippling $200,000 fine. Since then, Long hasn't attempted a Sprint Cup race.
But let's venture back to happier times for Long, shall we? Below is a clip from the 2004 race at Rockingham, where Long got together with Joe Nemecheck and slid down the backstretch on his side.
(OK, so flipping and crashing a car isn't a moment for celebration, but given the severity and results of the penalty, it seems downright joyful)