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Truck Series Teams of Theriault, Lagasse Penalized After Daytona

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On Wednesday, NASCAR announced penalties against the No. 20 for NTS Motorsports and the No. 29 of Brad Keselowski Racing in the Camping World Truck Series following post-race inspection Friday.  On both trucks, officials discovered unapproved jack screws.  According to NASCAR, both teams violated Sections 12.1 (Actions Detrimental to Stock Car Racing), 20.14.5 (Jack Screws) and 20.14.5.2 (Rear Jack Screws) of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series Rule Book.
These violations were considered to be P2-level violations.  As a result, both the Nos. 20 and 29 teams received a deduction of ten owners points, while Austin Theriault, who finished fourth Friday night, was docked ten driver points.  Theriault drops from third to ninth in points as a result.  Scott Lagasse, Jr., who finished third on Friday night, is ineligible to earn points in the Camping World Truck Series.  Neither driver is entered in Saturday’s Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Crew chiefs Doug Howe (Lagasse) and Chad Kendrick (Theriault) have both been fined $2,500 for the infraction.  In addition, both crew chiefs have been placed on probation until the end of 2015.
In addition, Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 team in the Sprint Cup Series was given a written warning from NASCAR for a minor violation found during opening inspection in Daytona.  Inspectors discovered an unapproved drivers’ side heat shield that was not parallel to the floorboard.
In the NASCAR Deterrance System introduced at the beginning of 2014, warnings are the lowest possible penalty.  They do not carry any kind of fine, probation or points penalty.

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Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as the Super DIRTcar Series.

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