NASCAR has issued fines penalties to three Nationwide Series teams for infractions at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 22 driven by race winner Brad Keselowski, the No. 75 driven by Bobby Gerhart, and the No. 05 driven by Willie Allen each received fines and penalties.
Paul Wolfe, crew cheif of the No. 22, was fined $20,000 for two infractions. He received a $10,000 fine for violaing of violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.1A(8) (unapproved left front spring). He received an additional $10,000 fine for violating Sections 12-1, 12-4-J and 20A-12.3T (unapproved right front shock absorber).
Car owner Jodi Geschickter lost a total of 50 championship owner’s points for the two violations. Additionally, driver Keselowski was penalized a total of 50 points for the two infractions. The infractions on the No. 22 were found in post-race inspection.
The points deduction reduced Keselowski’s points lead from 60 to 10 over Kevin Harvick.
Bob Schacht, crew cheif of the No. 75, was fined a total of $7,500. He received a $5,000-fine for violating Sections 12-1, 12-4-J and 20A-12-E (reinforcement extended forward of the coil spring mounting pad). He received an additional $2,500 for violating of 12-1, 12-4-J and 20A-12 (use of hollow bolts in truck trailing arms and panhard bar). The team received no points penalty. The infractions were found during opening-day inspection.
Newt Moore, crew chief of the No. 05, which failed to make the race, received a $2,500-fine for violating 12-1, 12-4-J and 20A-12.1B(8) (non-magnetic steel rear jacking bolts). These infractions were also discovered in opening-day inspection.