NASCAR announced on Tuesday that a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have been penalized following this past weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The No. 17 of Timothy Peters was found in violation of the rules during opening day inspection at Pocono Raceway and as a result, crew chief Paul Richmond was fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until December 31st. The infraction was a P3 level penalty and violated section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-5.10.1(6) (Throttle Shafts: The combined thickness of the throttle shaft and the throttle plates (butterflies) must not be less than 0.197 inch) of the rulebook. Peters finished 12th in Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Mountains 125.
The No. 6 of Norm Benning was found in violation of the rules during the race and as a result, the team will be penalized with loss of track-time during the opening practice at Michigan on August 15th. The infraction is a P1 level penalty and violated section 12-1 (Actions detrimental of stock car racing) and section 9-15J (Only two NASCAR-approved ½ inch drive air wrenches, with a single socket and with a hex design capable of removing or attaching one lug nut at a time, must be used to change tires/wheels during any pit stops: Improper use of a battery powered impact wrench). Benning finished 20th in Saturday afternoon’s race.