The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team was also deducted 100 owner points.
In addition, crew chief Rodney Childers will sit out the next four races starting Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as well as being fined $100,000. He will be eligible to return for the Championship finale Nov. 6 at Phoenix Raceway.
Harvick finished 29th at Talladega Superspeedway. His car was brought to the NASCAR Research & Development Center after the race.
Also, Andrew Abbott — crew chief on the No. 20 in the Camping World Truck Series — has been indefinitely suspended for a behavioral violation. He has been ordered to complete anger management training as a pre-requisite for his reinstatement.
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