NASCAR penalizes No. 3 Nationwide team

NASCAR has penalized the winning team from last Friday’s Nationwide race at Kentucky Motor Speedway. The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy driven by Austin Dillon was found to be too low in post race inspection.

As a result of the infraction, crew chief Danny Stockman Jr., was fined $10,000, Morgan Shepherd who is listed as car owner, and Dillon were each penalized with the loss of six owner points and six driver points respectively. Stockman and car chief Robert Strmiska were placed on probation.

Dillon scored a dominating and emotional win, his first in the Nationwide series, campaigning a black No. 3 Chevy not unlike that once raced by his grandfather Richard Childress and then by Childress driver and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. MORE>>>