Penalty Roundup: Talladega IIby Kyle Pokrefky October 28, 2015 0 comments
Exiting the past race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR has announced that one penalty was issued against one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team following Saturday’s Fred’s 250.
GMS Racing’s No. 33 team was found in violation of five different sections of the NASCAR rulebook after issues were discovered with the team’s Wittichen Supply Company Chevrolet Silverado during pre-qualifying inspection on Saturday morning.
The severity of the infractions discovered on the truck have been deemed against the team as P4 penalties.
As a result of the penalties, crew chief Shane Huffman has been fined $10,000 and has been suspended for the next three Camping World Truck Series races – meaning Huffman will return for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
In addition to the penalties levied against Huffman, driver Brandon Jones will lose 25 points in the drivers standings while team owner Maurice Gallagher Jr. was fined 25 owner points.
Prior the penalties, the GMS Racing No. 33 entry sat sixth in the owners standings – 97 points out of the lead.
The penalties levied against the team and its personnel come after a second-place effort with Jones in Saturday’s 94-lap race.
The team is entered for Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with Jones set to return to the drivers’ seat.
Photo Credit: Sarah Crabill/Getty Images