Bowyer, MWR get heavy penalties from NASCAR after Chicago

Clint Bowyer (Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer (Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer (Getty Images)

NASCAR issued its weekly penalty report Wednesday.  A total of two NASCAR Sprint Cup teams and two NASCAR XFINITY Series teams were penalized following last week’s events at Chicagoland Speedway. The biggest penalty was to the team of Michael Waltrip Racing and driver Clint Bowyer. Bowyer’s team was penalized for an infraction found on opening day.  While not specifying where or what the infraction involved NASCAR said the infraction was a P4 level penalty these apply to sections 12.1, 20. 14.c, 20.14.2.1.k, 12.5.3.4.d, 12.5.3.4.1.d & f, 12.5.3.4.2 of the NASCAR rule book.

As a result of the infractions, crew chief Billy W. Scott was fined $75,000, suspended for the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship events and placed on NASCAR probation for six months. Driver Clint Bowyer was penalized 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Driver points. Car owner Rob Kauffman was penalized 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Owner points.

According to a NASCAR source who asked to remain anonymous, the part in question was an illegal track bar MORE>>>

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