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Austin Dillon penalized for Talladega deck lid issue

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Austin Dillon penalized for Talladega deck lid issue
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Apr 30, 2019, 4:22 PM

NASCAR has issued an L1 penalty to Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet after Talladega Superspeedway.

Pole Winner Pole Winner Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Realtree
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NASCAR officials confiscated the rear deck lid of Dillon's car Friday at Talladega and took it back to their research and development center in Concord, N.C. for closer inspection.

In a penalty report issued Tuesday, NASCAR said the team violated Sections 20.4 Body; 20.4.11 Deck Lid; 20.20 of the rule book. "Deck lid must be used as supplied from the manufacturer. Body Filler added to deck lid," it read.

The result is a $25,000 fine for crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. and a one-race suspension for car chief Gregory Ebert. Dillon and team have also been docked ten driver and owner points.

Dillon won the pole for the race and ultimately finished 14th.

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Additionally, Jeremy Bullins, crew chief for Ryan Blaney's No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang, has been fined $10,000 for a lug nut issue found after the race.

Lastly, NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self has successfully completed NASCAR's Road to Recovery Program and his indefinite suspension has been lifted.

 

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR Truck
Event Talladega
Drivers Austin Dillon , Austin Wayne Self
Author Nick DeGroot