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John Hunter Nemechek Penalized 10 Points

NASCAR docked John Hunter Nemechek 10 points on Thursday for an infraction following the event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last Saturday.

About an after proceeding the event, Nemechek’s No. 8 truck failed post-race height requirements. The truck was found outside of NASCAR’s required limits.

After the ninth-place effort crew chief Gere Kennon was fined $6,000 and placed on probation until the end of the year. Joe Nemechek lost 10 points toward the owner’s championship.

The penalty drops Nemechek from fourth in the championship standings to seventh, five points behind the cutoff held by Ben Kennedy. Only Daniel Hemric sits behind the NEMCO Motorsports team with two races remaining until the beginning of round two of the inaugural Truck Series Chase.

The series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend where Nemechek has one career start, finishing fourth last year.

NEMCO Motorsports is reviewing the penalty to see if it’s worth appealing.

On the Cup Series side, New Hampshire winner Kevin Harvick along with Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Matt DiBenedetto and Regan Smith all received written warnings for failing pre-qualifying inspection last weekend.

In the XFINITY Series the No. 18 and and No. 51 teams received written warnings for failing LIS twice before the race. The No. 50 Truck Series team received a warning for failing pre-race template inspection four times.

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“About an after proceeding the event”



Sounds like a Brian France quote to me


The Rain Gods are REALLY angry with Brian. Qualifying at Dover is rained out. Buescher has a chance.

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