Memphis: Penalties include probations, fines

Two NASCAR Nationwide Teams Fined, Penalized For Rule Violations At Memphis Motorsports Park DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2009) -- NASCAR announced today that two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams have been fined and penalized due to rule ...

Two NASCAR Nationwide Teams Fined, Penalized For Rule Violations At Memphis Motorsports Park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2009) -- NASCAR announced today that two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams have been fined and penalized due to rule violations discovered during this past weekend's event at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Jay Robinson, owner and crew chief of the No. 49 Chevrolet driven by Mark Green, has been fined $2,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2009 for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20A-12-4B (Washers used to conceal slotted holes in the lower A-frame spring bucket) of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series rule book.

Robinson also was penalized with the loss of 25 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship owner points while Green was docked 25 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship driver points.

Chris Rice, crew chief of the No. 70 Chevrolet driven by Shelby Howard, has been fined $2,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2009 after he also was found to be in violation of Section 12-1, 12-4-I and 20A-12-4B.

Team owner Mary Louise Miller was penalized with the loss of 25 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship owner points while Howard forfeited 25 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship driver points.

The infractions were discovered on Oct. 23 during opening-day inspection.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Shelby Howard