NASCAR announced that the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup Series team has been penalized for rules infractions found during practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
The No. 18 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-2.3A (improperly attached weight) of the 2012 NASCAR rule book.
Crew chief Dave Rogers was fined $25,000 and has been placed on NASCAR probation until October 3rd. Car chief Wesley Sherrill has also been placed on probation until October 3rd.