John Hunter Nemechek Assessed P2 Penalty Out of New Hampshireby Kyle Pokrefky September 29, 2016 0 comments
The No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been assessed a P2 penalty coming out of the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The truck, driven by Chase driver John Hunter Nemechek, was found to be in violation of Sections 12.1; 220.127.116.11.2 of the NASCAR Rulebook, which pertains to the top splitter shelf height of the truck.
Nemechek was the ninth-place finisher in Saturday’s 175-lap race.
The penalties levied against the No. 8 team exiting New Hampshire were the fining of crew chief Gere Kennon $6,000 as well as his placing on NASCAR probation through the year’s end.
Both Nemechek and the No. 8 team were respectively fined 10 driver and owner points.
Exiting New Hampshire fourth in points, the points penalty will drop this year’s Atlanta and Mosport winner to seventh in the Chase standings – outside of a Round of 6 transfer position by six points.
A statement by the team says that the team is presently internally reviewing whether or not to lodge an appeal against the penalty.
The No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports team and Nemechek will next move on to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Friday night’s DC Solar 350.
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