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NASCAR Penalizes Penske Racing For Dover Infraction

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. [1]NASCAR announced penalties issued to Penske Racing after their race-winning Dover Ford failed post-race inspection because the front end of the car was too low.

Joey Logano drove the car to his fourth straight Nationwide Series victory at Dover International Speedway.

The team was found to have violated 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 the NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20-A of the NASCAR rule book, or has been approved by NASCAR prior to the event); and 20A-12.8.1(B) (the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights) of the 2013 rule book.

As a result, crew chief Jeremy Bullins has been fined $10,000 and owner Roger Penske has been docked with the loss of six championship series car owner points.

According to Penske Racing, No. 22 had a spring retaining screw back out during the race, causing the car’s front end to be too low by 1/16 of an inch.

They said that they are addressing the problem internally to prevent it from happening again and the team is not planning to appeal the penalty.

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