Crew Chief For The No. 78 Team In The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Penalized For Rule Violation At Auto Club Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2011) – Peter Rondeau, crew chief for the No. 78 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been penalized for a rule violation committed last week at Auto Club Speedway.

Rondeau has been fined $25,000 for violating sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20-2.3A (improperly attached weight) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book.

The violation occurred during practice on March 25.