The No. 17 truck was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to the NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20B of the NASCAR rule book); and 20B-12.8.1A (roof failed to meet the minimum height requirement during post-race inspection) of the 2013 rule book.
As a result of this violation, crew chief Butch Hylton has been fined $5,000. Peters has also been docked six championship driver points and owner Tom DeLoach penalized six championship owner points.
Red Horse has said they will not appeal the penalty, with DeLoach saying, “Our race team respects NASCAR and the way our sport is governed by the sanctioning body. We fully acknowledge that the team was too low in post-race inspection because of a shock malfunction. Red Horse Racing accepts NASCAR's penalty and looks forward to success for the remainder of the 2013 season.
“The shock malfunction found during post-race teardown hindered the team's performance at Pocono Raceway. The team is disappointed in their result but is optimistic on the results during the upcoming races.”