Kenny Francis, crew chief for Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 Farmer’s Insurance Chevrolet team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been penalized for rules violations committed during qualifying May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.3(A)1-c (unapproved added weight and/or weight affixed improperly) of the 2014 rule book. The infraction reportedly occurred when a frame rail end-cap came loose and allowed 25 pounds of aluminum ballast to fall out of the car and onto the race track. The infraction was discovered in post-qualifying inspection, and Francis has been fined $25,000.