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NASCAR Issues Penalties From Recent Events At Lowe's Motor Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 27, 2009) -- NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at ...

NASCAR Issues Penalties From Recent Events At Lowe's Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 27, 2009) -- NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe's Motor Speedway earlier this week.

The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4I (any determination by NASCAR Officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-10.6H (rear axle housing exceeded the maximum specified toe of plus or minus one degree) of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rule Book. The violation was found during post-race inspection on May 25.

As a result, Gordon has been penalized with the loss of 50 championship owner and 50 championship driver points. Crew chief Kirk Almquist has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon