NASCAR Penalizes Kahne's Crew Chief

Kasey Kahne, Kenny Francis

NASCAR fined crew chief Kenny Francis (left) for an infraction found after qualifying at Talladega with Kasey Kahne's car. (Photo: Getty Images)

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Kenny Francis, the crew chief for the No. 5 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been penalized for rules violations committed during qualifying May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.3(A)1-c (unapproved added weight and/or weight affixed improperly) of the 2014 rule book. As a result, Francis has been fined $25,000. The infraction was discovered in post-qualifying inspection.

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