Kenny Francis fined after Talladega

May 6, 2014 No Comments

Kahne and Francis

Brian Wiggins, Senior Writer 

NASCAR announced late Tuesday afternoon that Kenny Francis, crew chief for Kasey Kahne in the Sprint Cup Series, had been fined for rule violations on May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The infraction Francis was fined for was discovered following Saturday’s qualifying session during the post-inspection process.

Francis has been fined $25,000 for a P3 level penalty in NASCAR’s new penalty system in place for 2014 and violates section 12-1 of the NASCAR rule book (actions detrimental to stock car racing).

Official Press Release from NASCAR 

Crew Chief Of The No. 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized

For Rules Infraction At Talladega Superspeedway 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 6, 2014) — Kenny Francis, the crew chief for the No. 5 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been penalized for rules violations committed during qualifying May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.3(A)1-c (unapproved added weight and/or weight affixed improperly) of the 2014 rule book. As a result, Francis has been fined $25,000. The infraction was discovered in post-qualifying inspection.


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