Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NASCAR Announces Twin Penalties

The No. 74 Mike Harmon Motorsports team that competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series has been penalized for a rules infraction committed during a Sept. 26 practice at Dover International Speedway. 

The infraction is a P3 level penalty as outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the rule book and violates sections 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing and 20A-2.3A: Added car weight. Weight not properly attached. Weight fell out during the event.
As a result of this violation, crew chief Gary Ritter has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
NASCAR also announced that William Coralline, a crew member in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. On Sept. 24, Coralline was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2014 NASCAR Rule Book.


  1. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Why would people who have worked so hard to get to the level of racing on a team, knowing they are tested deliberately do dope, Being a Trucking reg guy I see the same with driver's you know they test why risk your job?

    1. Anonymous7:40 PM

      Great question! I drive for a living too! If we could answer that question, we'd probably rule the world!

  2. What team did Coralline work for Dave?

  3. To the other comment about why people would do anything knowing that there is a possibility they are going to be tested. I ask that to myself at times. I guess it is like driving down a highway with a 55, 65, or 70mph speed limit and people are doing 15 to 25mph (or whatever) above it. People know it is against the law and they know they might get pulled over by a cop but, people do it anyway.