NASCAR Penalizes Two Teams

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The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules violation discovered during opening day inspection July 31 at Pocono Raceway.

The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates sections: 

  • 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
  • 20B-5.10.1(6): Throttle Shafts: The combined thickness of the throttle shaft and the throttle plates (butterflies) must not be less than 0.197 inch.

As a result of this violation, crew chief Paul Richmond has been fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

The No. 6 team has been penalized for a rules violation that took place during the race on Aug. 2. The infraction is a P1 level penalty and violates sections:  

  • 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
  • 9-15J: Only two NASCAR-approved ½ inch drive air wrenches, with a single socket and with a hex design capable of removing or attaching one lug nut at a time, must be used to change tires/wheels during any pit stops: Improper use of a battery powered impact wrench.

 The team will be penalized with loss of track time during the opening practice at Michigan International Speedway Aug. 15.

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