Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 10/25/11
Michael Waltrip Racing and JTG-Daugherty Racing and its drivers have been penalized for unapproved windshields on the cars at Talladega. David Reutimann and Martin Truex, Jr. of MWR, and Bobby Labonte of JTG-Daugherty were each penalized 25 points and crew chiefs Rodney Childers (Reutimann), Chad Johnston (Truex) and Frank Kerr (Labonte) have been fined $50,000 and suspended for the final four races, as have the teams' car chiefs. A NASCAR release said, "All three cars were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20 of the rule book, or has not been approved by NASCAR prior to the event); and 20-3.2.1A (unapproved modification to an approved windshield) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book." JTG-Daugherty has a technical alliance with MWR. Both teams will not appeal. Truex is now 25th in the points standing...
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