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NASCAR issues penalties to No. 23 team, Carl Long

August 05, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

NASCAR issues penalties to No. 23 team, Carl Long
Ballast violation found in Iowa Speedway inspection

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NASCAR issued penalties Tuesday to the No. 23 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for violations found in the circuit's most recent race at Iowa Speedway.

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Carl Long drove the Rick Ware Racing-sponsored car to a 32nd-place finish in the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland on the .875-mile track, but his No. 23 Chevrolet was found with illegal ballast during practice Aug. 1 at Iowa Speedway. 

The NASCAR rulebook states that any weight added to the car must be bolted inside the body shell in an approved weight container and in a position acceptable to NASCAR officials. In Long's No. 23, the weight was not properly attached and fell out during practice, resulting in a P3 level penalty.

Crew chief George Church was fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

The series' next race is Saturday's Zippo 200 at The Glen (2:15 p.m. ET, ABC) from Watkins Glen International.

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