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No. 39 Nationwide Series team penalized after Fontana

No. 39 Chevrolet of Ryan Sieg
No. 39 Chevrolet of Ryan SiegGetty Images for NASCAR

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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