Teams in all three series penalized after Dover

DOVER, DE - MAY 29: Jennifer Jo Cobb, driver of the #10 POW-MIAFamilies.org Chevrolet, walks out to confront Tyler Reddick, driver of the #19 BBR Music Group Ford, after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 29, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE - MAY 29:  Jennifer Jo Cobb, driver of the #10 POW-MIAFamilies.org Chevrolet, walks out to confront Tyler Reddick, driver of the #19 BBR Music Group Ford, after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 29, 2015 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE – MAY 29: Jennifer Jo Cobb, driver of the #10 POW-MIAFamilies.org Chevrolet, walks out to confront Tyler Reddick, driver of the #19 BBR Music Group Ford, after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 29, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

NASCAR issued penalties against teams in all three of its top touring series Wednesday. The penalties included fines, suspensions and points deductions resulting from last weekend’s events at Dover International Speedway. The most serious infractions occurred when two drivers exited their vehicles prior to the arrival of safety crews. NASCAR enacted a rule last year prohibiting driver’s from exiting race vehicles until directed to do so by safety personnel.

The rule was put in place after the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward in August last year during a non-NASCAR sanctioned race in New York. Ward left his car and approached NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart who was circling the track under caution. Ward was struck by Stewart’s car.

During Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Series race driver Jennifer Jo Cobb crashed on lap 14. TV replays left the exact cause of the accident a mystery but there appeared to have been some sort of contact with driver Tyler Reddick. After her truck came to a stop, Cobb exited her damaged vehicle and walked up the track towards the truck of Reddick which was part of the field circling the track under caution. MORE>>>

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