Erik Jones Penalized After Win At Iowa Speedway

Erik Jones Penalized After Win At Iowa Speedway

by July 15, 2014 0 comments

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After winning the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Friday night, Erik Jones’ truck failed post-race inspection.

The No. 51 team was charged with the following sections in the 2014 NASCAR rule book: Sections12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements). The infraction is a P2 level.

The infraction marks the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in a row where the No. 51 team failed post-race inspection, and as a result of Friday night, crew chief, Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, Erik Jones has lost 10 driver points towards the championship and team owner, Kyle Busch has lost 10 championship owner points.

Erik Jones led a career high of 131 laps on Friday night to earn his second win in the series. Jones’ last victory came at Phoenix International Raceway back in November of last year. Kyle Busch Motorsports has won seven of the nine races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series so far this season.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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