Both the No. 30 and No. 32 Turner Scott Motorsports teams were handed penalties by NASCAR on Wednesday as a result of rules violations at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the Aug. 31 Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 race weekend.
Both cars were found to be too low in the front after post-race inspection. As a result, crew chiefs Pat Tryson (30) and Trent Owens (32) were each fined $10,000. Also drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. (30) and Kyle Larson (32) were docked six driver points. Owner Harry Scott Jr. was penalized six points for each of the cars.
In its penalty announcement NASCAR sited sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to the NASCAR rules detailed in section 20-A of the NASCAR rule book or has been approved by NASCAR prior to the event), and 20A-12.8.1B (car failed to meet the minimum front car heights).