By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
We have heard a lot about the illegal spoiler that was on Stewart-Haas Racing’s race-winning No. 4 Ford Fusion in last week’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR’s Scott Miller has weighed in on it, everyone has formed an opinion about it one way or the other, but one thing we haven’t gotten is the crew chief’s thoughts.
Friday, while serving the first of his two week suspension from the race track, Rodney Childers sought to squash the endless speculation and opinions about the infraction as he opened up about the spoiler that spoiled the end of his season. Continue reading “Rodney Childers Opens up on Spoiler Infraction on Twitter”
NASCAR Penalty Report / Dover International Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida
June 3, 2015
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
· Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 car, has received a penalty for his actions during the May 31 race (Sections 12.1, 12.8 b and 10.4.2.1 in the 2015 NASCAR rule book). After the No. 6 car was involved in an on-track incident, the driver walked across the racing surface before he was attended to by the track safety crew. Bayne has been fined $20,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31.
· The No. 4 team has been assessed a P1 level penalty for receiving written warnings in two consecutive events (Section 22.214.171.124b,c NASCAR rule book). At Charlotte, the No. 4 team received a warning for having to go through pre-race inspection more than three times while during opening day inspection at Dover the car’s exhaust pipe was found to not be in conformance to rule book specifications. The team will receive the last choice in the pit selection process for this weekend’s event at Pocono Raceway.
NASCAR XFINITY Series
· The No. 97 team has been penalized for an infraction occurring during practice on May 29. It is a P3 level penalty (Sections 12.1 and 126.96.36.199b NASCAR rule book). The car had an improperly attached weight that fell out of the car. Crew chief John Monsam has been fined $15,000, suspended from the next championship points race, and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Car chief David Jones has been suspended from the next championship points race and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Driver Peyton Sellers and owner Victor Obaika lose 15 series championship driver and owner points, respectively.
· The No. 33 car was found to be too low in the rear during post-race inspection on May 30. This is a P2 level penalty (Sections 12.1 and 188.8.131.52.2b NASCAR rule book). Crew chief Nick Harrison has been fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Car owner Richard Childress loses 10 series championship owner points.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
· Jennifer Jo Cobb, driver of the No. 10 truck, has received a penalty for her actions during the May 29 race (Sections 12-1, 12.8 b and 10.4.2.1 NASCAR rule book). After the No. 10 truck was involved in an on-track incident, the driver walked across the racing surface before she was attended to by the track safety crew. Cobb has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2014) — NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Continue reading “NASCAR Penalizes Drivers Brad Keselowski And Tony Stewart”
During post-race inspection, NASCAR found what the sanctioning body called “possible issues” with several rear firewall block-off plates on the third-place No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin. Continue reading “Inspection Reveals Possible Issues With Denny Hamlin No. 11 Toyota At Indianapolis”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 29, 2014) — NASCAR has penalized drivers Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears for their involvement in a post-race altercation in the garage area following last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Continue reading “NASCAR Penalizes Drivers Marcos Ambrose And Casey Mears”