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Penalty Roundup: Daytona

Penalty Roundup: Daytona

by February 25, 2015 0 comments

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Following the season-opening events at Daytona International Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR has announced penalties that have been levied against three teams following both events.

One Sprint Cup team and two Camping World Truck Series were hit by penalties following the Daytona 500 and NextEra Energy Resources 250.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 Sprint Cup team was issued a written warning on Wednesday for a rules infraction regarding an unapproved heat shield during Daytona’s opening day inspection on February 13th.

The team was found in violation of sections 12-1 and 20.11.2.2.2.1.b of the NASCAR rulebook. The two sections state as follows…

12-1 – Actions detrimental to stock car racing.

20.11.2.2.2.1.b – Unapproved left-side driver heat shield; the outer exterior exhaust heat shield panel must follow the horizontal surface plane of the left side floorboard forward section to the bottom edge of the left side toe board.

In the Camping World Truck Series, the No. 20 NTS Motorsports and No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing teams were both tagged with penalties by the sanctioning body.

Both teams were penalized for violating sections 12-1, 20.14.5, and 20.14.5.2 of the NASCAR rulebook, which state as follows…

12-1 – Actions detrimental to stock car racing.

20.14.5 – Jack Screws: Monoball(s), excessive taper, bevels, or other devices on the end(s) of the front and rear jack screws will not be permitted.

20.14.5.2 – Rear Jack Screws: Rear jack screws must have a minimum of 0.875 inch flat surface, perpendicular to the rear jack screw, for attachment of the rear upper coil spring mounts.

As a result of these penalties, the crew chiefs for both teams, Doug Howe (No. 20) and Chad Kendrick (No. 29) have been fined $2,500 each and have been placed on probation through the end of the year.

Each team was also fined 10 points in both the drivers and owners standings.

Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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