Kurt Busch and team penalized

July 8, 2014 No Comments

Daytona KurtBrian Wiggins, Senior Writer 

Following a third-place finish in Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his team following an infraction during post-race inspection.

Busch was docked ten championship points, knocking him from twenty-fourth to twenty-sixth in points. Busch now sits behind AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

Car owner of the No.41 Chevrolet, Gene Haas, has also been docked ten car owner’s championship points. Busch’s crew chief, Daniel Knost, has been fined $10,000 for the infraction.

The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20-12 (l) (for events at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, at all times, the Delta (or difference) of the Z-height measurement between the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt located at the left truck trailing arm and the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt, located at the right rear sub-frame mounting bracket, must not exceed three inches) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

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