New season-high for in-race penalties reached at Daytona

65 in-race penalties were handed out.

The 17th round of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship now holds the record for the most penalties issues during a race, this season. With 65 total penalties, the 400-miler at Daytona surpasses Martinsville, where 43 penalties were issued during that 500-miler.

However, that number is a bit misleading. 35 of the penalties, according to NASCAR, were due to teams pitting before pit road was open. This can be attributed to the many damaged race cars that needed to enter the pit lane for repairs as soon as possible. 

 

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Event Daytona II
Track Daytona International Speedway
Article type Breaking news