NASCAR Pocono Penalty Report

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No. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Post-Race Inspection Infraction

NASCAR has penalized the No. 18 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Race winner Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota celebrates
Race winner Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota celebrates

Photo by: Motorsport.com / ASP Inc.

The No. 18 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B (body height requirements – car failed to meet the minimum front car heights) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book.

As a result, crew chief Dave Rogers has been fined $25,000, while owner Joe Gibbs and driver Kyle Busch have been penalized with the loss of six championship owner and six championship driver points, respectively.

-source: nascar

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Series NASCAR-CUP
Tags joe gibbs, kyle busch, sprint cup