06/13/11 11:57AM Crew Chief Dave Rogers, Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR, Violation

No. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Post-Race Inspection Infraction



June 13, 2011


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2011) NASCAR has penalized the No. 18 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
 
The No. 18 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B (body height requirements car failed to meet the minimum front car heights) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book.
 
As a result, crew chief Dave Rogers has been fined $25,000, while owner Joe Gibbs and driver Kyle Busch have been penalized with the loss of six championship owner and six championship driver points, respectively.
 
For more information, contact:
Kerry Tharp, NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications, (704) 720-3115 or ktharp@nascar.com.