No. 11, No. 22 and No. 9 Nationwide teams penalized following Las Vegas

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Following the Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, three teams were penalized as a result of violating the rules.

NASCAR announced that during pre-race inspection, Elliott Sadler’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team violated rule 20A-2.3A by having a weight attached in an unapproved location on his Toyota. Crew chief Chris Gayle has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, car chief Todd Brewer has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. The violation was dubbed a P3 Penalty.

Following the race, Chase Elliott’s No. 9 JR Motorsports team violated section 20A-12.8.1B, as the left front end was did not meet minimum height requirements. Crew chief Greg Ives has been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. This violation was dubbed a P2 Penalty.

Also, following the race, race winnner Brad Keselowski had his right rear shock confiscated. NASCAR revealed today that the No. 22 Penske Racing team broke rule 20A-12.3S as the shock absorber exceeded maximum gas pressure. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. This violation was dubbed a P2 Penalty.

These mark the first penalties under NASCAR’s new penalty system, that was revealed back pre-season. The new system is meant to classify infractions and make penalties more consistent and transparent. A look at the system is available to view below.

 

About Ashley McCubbin 3102 Articles
Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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