NASCAR has penalized the No. 3 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection last Friday at Kentucky Speedway.
The No. 3 car
was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car
racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used
in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.8.1C (body height
requirements – car failed to meet the minimum rear car heights) of the 2012
NASCAR rule book.
As a result,
crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. has been fined $10,000, while owner Morgan
Shepherd and driver Austin Dillon have been penalized with the loss of six
championship owner and six championship driver points, respectively. In
addition, Stockman and car chief Robert Strmiska continue to remain on NASCAR
probation until Dec. 31.