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Austin Dillon Penalized with Loss of Points Post-Race at Talladega

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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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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.