Texas II: Penalties, fines and probation announced

Two NASCAR Nationwide Teams Fined, Penalized For Rule Violations At Texas Motor Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 11, 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 Texas Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 11, 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 Texas Motor Speedway.

Jason Ratcliff, crew chief of the No. 18 Toyota driven by Kyle Busch, has been fined $5,000 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-2.3A (improperly attached weight) of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series rule book.

Busch also was penalized with the loss of 25 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship driver points while Joe Gibbs was docked 25 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship owner points.

The infractions were discovered Nov. 5 during opening-day inspection.

Additionally, Brad Parrott, crew chief of the No. 09 Ford driven by John Wes Townley, has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2009 after he was found to be in violation of Section 12-1, 9-4-A (crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his/her driver, car owner and crew members) and 12-4-I (unapproved panhard bar adjustment during impound by a team member).

The infractions occurred on Nov. 7 during pre-race inspection.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kyle Busch