Following a questionable non-call last weekend in the season-opener, NASCAR has issued penalties in relation to the spoiler failure on Michael Waltrip’s winning No. 15 Toyota. The truck was found in violation of Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR Officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20B-3.12E (rear spoiler did not meet specifications in post-race inspection).
Crew Chief Doug Howe was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until December 31st, and owner Billy Ballew was docked 25 owner points. Waltrip will not receive a fine since he’s not running for the Truck Series championship, and his win will stand.