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Joe Gibbs Racing Penalized For Michigan Infractions

[1]NASCAR announced that Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nos. 11, 18, and 20 teams have been penalized for rules violations found before the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

All three JGR cars were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in an event does not conform to NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20 of the NASCAR rule book, or has not been approved by NASCAR prior to the event); and 20-5.5.4A (oil pan, failure to submit component) of the Sprint Cup Series rule book.

Crew chiefs Mike Ford (No. 11 car), Dave Rogers (No. 18 car) and Greg Zipadelli (No. 20 car) have been fined $50,000 each and placed on NASCAR probation until the end of the calendar year.

In addition, all three car chiefs – Chris Gillin (No. 11 car), Wesley Sherrill (No. 18 car) and Jason Shapiro (No. 20 car) along with Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Jimmy Makar have been placed on NASCAR probation until the end of the year.