NASCAR penalizes three NNS teams post-Vegas
March 11, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Brad Keselowski prevailed in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300, but NASCAR officials confiscated the right-rear shock from the winning No. 22 Team Penske Ford for further review at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C. After additional inspection, NASCAR found that the shock absorber exceeded the maximum gas pressure. It was classified as a P2 penalty under NASCAR's new deterrance system. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins was fined $5,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31.
Rookie Chase Elliott finished a career-best fifth, but his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet was found to be too low in the front during a post-race inspection. It's a P2 penalty for the team, and crew chief Greg Ives has been placed on probation until Dec. 31.
The No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for driver Elliott Sadler failed opening-day inspection in Las Vegas for carrying unapproved weight -- a P3 penalty. Crew chief Chris Gayle has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Car chief Todd Brewer has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
There were no points penalties -- below is a chart that explains the level of penalties.
The series' next race is scheduled Saturday at 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2) at Bristol Motor Speedway.