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No. 39 Nationwide Series team penalized after Fontana

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NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the No. 39 Nationwide Series team has been penalized following a rules violation during the March 22 race weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

During post-race inspection, NASCAR officials discovered that the car exceeded the maximum rear body height. NASCAR considered the infraction one that called for a P3-level penalty and, as a result, as fined crew chief Kevin Starland $10,000 and placed him on probation until Dec. 31.

In its penalty announcement, NASCAR cited sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20A-12.8.1C (car exceeded maximum rear body height requirement during post-race inspection) of the 2014 rule book.

The No. 39 Chevrolet, driven by Ryan Sieg, finished 22nd in the race after started from the 17th position.

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