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SHR No. 14 Team Penalized Following Charlotte

NASCAR has issued an L3 penalty to Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 team, driven by Chase Briscoe on Wednesday (May 31).

The team was cited for a counterfeit underwing part after being taken to NASCAR’s R&D following the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29.

According to the NASCAR Rule Book, SHR violated Sections 14.1F (single source vendor-supplied parts), 14.6.A Underwing, and 14.6.3B Engine Panel Assembly.

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The ramifications of the violations were massive, as the No. 14 has been docked 120 points in the owner standings. Briscoe has also been docked 120 driver points and 25 playoff points. Additionally, crew chief John Klausmeier was fined $250,000 and suspended for six points races.

Prior to the penalty, Briscoe was 17th in the points standings, four points behind the playoff cut line. Following the penalty, he now sits in 31st and 124 points off the cut line. He has three top fives and four top 10s through 14 races.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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john dixon

“STOCK CAR”. Been a joke for years. Completely left the founding rules and the things that made the sport great. Might as well build the cars themselves and hand them out to drivers on race day. One of the best parts of racing was always the garage and guys building the car. Now it is a joke. They gained zero advantage. What they did was not buy a part from the vendor that NASCAR gets their pockets lined from. Modern fans of the sport simply cannot understand how much of a shell it is now.


This time they didn’t show the part. I guess transparency is kind of hit or miss.

Bill B

From Jayski:
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Greg Zipadelli says, “We had a quality control lapse and a part that never should’ve been on a car going to the racetrack ended up on the No. 14 car at Charlotte. We accept NASCAR’s decision and will not appeal.”

What terrible luck. The one week they had a quality control lapse is the week NASCAR picked their car for the post race inspection. Damn the luck.

Seriously, it sickens me the degree to which NASCAR is legislating, scrutinizing and penalizing this car. If there was even a little room for innovation, there is a good chance our short track issues would be solved.

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