JTG Racing statement on penalty

Today, co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing Tad Geschickter issued the following statement in reference to his No. 47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team being penalized for rule infractions committed at Texas Motor Speedway: "While the penalty feels ...

Today, co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing Tad Geschickter issued the following statement in reference to his No. 47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team being penalized for rule infractions committed at Texas Motor Speedway:

"While the penalty feels excessive for an apparent misunderstanding on submitting a part, we also understand NASCAR has to police the sport and rule strictly to keep a level playing field among the teams. We will work diligently to ensure that there are no misunderstandings in the future. We are focusing our energy on turning our season around and winning races with driver Marcos Ambrose."

NASCAR issued penalties to the No. 47 team fielded by JTG Daugherty Racing that competes in the Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule infractions committed at Texas Motor Speedway during post-qualifying inspection on April 16.

NASCAR deemed the team to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 20-2.3A (unapproved added weight); 20-7 (all engine cooling system components must be approved by NASCAR prior to being used in competition); 20-7.3A (radiator mount; failure to submit components) of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rule book. For owner & driver- Sections 12-1 and 20-2.3A.

Car owner Tad Geschickter and driver Marcos Ambrose have each been penalized with the loss of 50 championship owner and driver points.

Crew chief Frank Kerr has been fined $75,000 and placed on probation until December 31st.

-source: jgtr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Marcos Ambrose
Teams JTG Daugherty Racing