NASCAR team owes 214 employees

CONCORD, N.C. -- Hendrick Motorsports will pay more than
$350,000 in back overtime wages to employees after an investigation
found the racing company violated federal labor laws.

The company, which designs, builds and races cars in NASCAR,
acknowledged it failed to pay 214 salaried production workers
$351,783 in overtime between July 2003 and July 2005.

The U.S. Labor Department said it determined Hendrick violated
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

"We certainly wanted to make sure our employees received any
compensation to which they were entitled, so we were glad to make
the appropriate payments," Hendrick spokesman Jesse Essex told The
Associated Press on Saturday in an e-mail. "We've updated our
internal policies and do not anticipate any ongoing issues."