by NSSN Staff
NASCAR Penalizes Dillon Six Points
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has penalized Kentucky Nationwide Series race winner Austin Dillon six points after his No. 3 Chevrolet failed post-race inspection Friday night.
The No. 3 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 race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.8.1C (body height requirements – car failed to meet the minimum rear car heights) of the 2012 NASCAR rule book.
As a result, crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. has been fined $10,000, while the team and driver Austin Dillon have been penalized with the loss of six championship owner and six championship driver points, respectively.
In addition, Stockman and car chief Robert Strmiska continue to remain on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
The six-point penalty drops Dillon from first to second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings, four points behind his Richard Childress Racing teammate Elliott Sadler.