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NASCAR has penalized the No. 3 Nationwide Series team of Austin Dillon following rule infractions discovered during postrace inspection last Friday at Kentucky Speedway.
Dillon has been docked six championship points, which will cost him the lead in the standings. He did have a two-point lead in the championship race, but will now trail Elliott Sadler by four.
Dillon's Richard Childress Racing entry was found to be in violation of the rule concerning body height requirements as the car failed to meet the minimum rear car heights.
Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. has been fined $10,000, while owner of record Morgan Shepherd and Dillon have been penalized with the loss of six championship owner and six championship driver points, respectively. Stockman and car chief Robert Strmiska will remain on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
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Austin Dillon had a record-breaking performance at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night
He led the most laps - 192 of 200 - of any winner.
He had a 9.852-second lead over Kurt Busch at the finish line - the largest margin of victory.
And he took over the Nationwide Series points lead for the first time in his career.
However, the last nugget will be short-lived as Dillon's car...
NASCAR has penalized Austin Dillon because his car failed inspection following his Nationwide Series win at Kentucky, dropping him out of the points lead.
Dillon was docked six points in the standings Monday, going from two points up on Elliott Sadler in the Nationwide standings to down by four points.
Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. was fined $10,000, and car owner Morgan Shepherd...
SPARTA, Ky. — In his 26th NASCAR Nationwide Series start — in his first full season in the series — pole-sitter Austin Dillon administered an emphatic, definitive, no-doubt-about-it beating to 42 also-rans in Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
How decisive was Dillon’s first Nationwide victory? Consider this:
Dillon led 192 of 200 laps, most ever...
NASCAR has penalized the No. 3 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection last Friday at Kentucky Speedway.The No. 3 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR...
In a dominating performance that culminated with his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series win, Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team set a record for most laps led and lapped all but six competitors in the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Dillon earned a perfect driver rating of 150.0 and inherited control of the driver championship...
Rookie Austin Dillon's stay at the top of the Nationwide Series standings has been cut short following his victory at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night. His winning car was found to be outside specifications following the race, and today NASCAR handed down the punishment.
Dillon has been penalized with the loss of six championship points, turning his two point lead over...
Patrick Working To Become First Female To Win At Daytona
Make no mistake, Danica Patrick wants to win at Daytona. She has openly spoken about the extra track time she has specifically scheduled to gain more experience.
In February, Patrick became the second woman to capture a NASCAR national series pole and first at Daytona. Patrick’s shine seems to blaze even brighter...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has penalized the No. 3 team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection last Friday at Kentucky Speedway.
The No. 3 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event...
Welcome to the July 2, 2012 edition of Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s Stock Watch. Each week we’ll take a look at who’s rising, falling, and treading water in the world of NASCAR. This stretches all division and all aspects of NASCAR, including drivers, owners, crew members, media and fans. Finding their way onto this week’s watch includes Brad Keselowski, Justin Lofton, Austin...
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And then there were four?
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