Truex's crew chief placed on NASCAR probation

Cole Pearn, crew chief for Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr., has been placed on NASCAR probation through the end of the year.

Pearn received the penalty on Wednesday as a result of problems with the roof flaps discovered by NASCAR inspectors prior to qualifying for the Daytona 500. Truex and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet never completed a qualifying lap.

Truex went on to finish second to winner Denny Hamlin in Sunday’s 500.

In addition, the Cup teams of Regan Smith, Brian Scott, Landon Cassill and Michael Annett received warnings for failing the laser inspection station twice during pre-qualifying inspection.

In Trucks, driver Ben Rhodes’s No. 41 ThorSport Racing team was docked 10 driver and owner points and his crew chief, Kevin Bellicourt, was fined $2,500 for unapproved rear lower coil spring mounts found in post-race inspection.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Martin Truex Jr.
Teams Furniture Row Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags cole pearn