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No. 51 team penalized by NASCAR

Erik Jones and the No. 51 team received penalties from NASCAR
Erik Jones and the No. 51 team received penalties from NASCAR
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The No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra team, which boosted Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Erik Jones to victory at Iowa Speedway last week, has been penalized by NASCAR for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection.

According to the NASCAR release:

The No. 51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 11 at Iowa Speedway.

The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

As a result of this infraction, crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, driver Erik Jones has lost 10 championship driver points and owner Kyle Busch has lost 10 championship owner points.

The next Camping World Truck Series event is the “Mudsummmer Classic” at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.

Information provided by NASCAR.

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