Chicagoland: Penalty, loss of points announced

Driver, Crew Chief And Team Owner Penalized For Rule Violations At Chicagoland Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 14, 2009) -- NASCAR announced today that Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, crew...

Driver, Crew Chief And Team Owner Penalized For Rule Violations At Chicagoland Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 14, 2009) -- NASCAR announced today that Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, crew chief Kevin Manion and car owner Teresa Earnhardt have been penalized for rule violations during last weekend's event at Chicagoland Speedway.

Truex was penalized 25 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver standings. Manion was fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2009. Earnhardt was penalized 25 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner standings.

The three were penalized for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); Section 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules) and Section 20-12.8.1C (right rear quarter panel height did not meet the required specifications; too high in post-race inspection).

-credit: nascar

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