Stewart Friesen
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Two Gander Truck teams issued L1 penalties before Talladega race

Two Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series teams were issued L1 penalties ahead of Saturday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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The No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Toyota driven by Stewart Friesen and the No. 9 CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Codie Rohrbaugh were penalized for violating Section 20.4.12.c Bed Cover. (Note: Vent holes at the truck bed top must be configured for air intake only.)

As a result, the Nos. 52 and 9 trucks were penalized 20 driver and 20 owner points, and the crew chiefs (Trip Bruce III for the No. 52 and Doug George for the No. 9) were suspended for today’s race. Jon Leonard and Mark Huff will serve as crew chiefs for the No. 52 and No. 9 teams, respectively, at Talladega.

Before the penalties, Friesen was 14th in points and Rohrbaugh was 21st. The penalty will drop each back a spot to 15th and 22nd, respectively, going into Saturday’s race.