Today NASCAR officials announced penalties for Kyle Busch and Johnny Suater,after their cars failed the inspection made after this Sunday’s race at New Hampshire International Speedway.
The cars of Busch and Sauter were both found to be lower than the rules stipulate for the left front after the race.
And, despite both drivers holding on to their finishing positions of 11th and 14th respectively, they have been punished by NASCAR for the rule infringements.
Each pilot got a penalty of 25 driver championship points.Alan Gustafson and Robert Barker, the crew chiefs of the teams, were fined with US$25,000 and placed on probation until September 19.
Ramsey Poston, the NASCAR spokesman, said that the reason the two teams were fined was because both cars were too low in the left front.
As a result of the penalties, Kyle Busch moves one position down in the drivers’ standing to tenth, still inside the top twelve who make the Chase, while Sauter holds on to his 34th place in the standings.