Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Austin Dillon Penalized with Loss of Points Post-Race at Talladega
Following the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, the No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon was penalized by NASCAR officials.
Richard Childress Racing was found in violation of sections 20.4 Body; 20.4.11 Deck Lid; 20.20 of the NASCAR rulebook, which pertain to the rear deck lid, during pre-qualifying inspection. The rule states that the teams must use the piece as given to them by the manufacture; Dillon’s team added body filler to the deck lid.
As a result, crew chief Danny Stockman was fined $25,000, with car chief Gregory Ebert suspended for the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Additionally, they lost 10 driver and owner points.
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