Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 15: Paul Menard, driver of the #98 Johns Manville Ford, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 15, 2009 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Richard Childress Racing's No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup team has been penalized after officials discovered irregularities with the frame rails on Paul Menard's car in a post-race inspection at the Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. Team owner Richard Childress and Menard have been docked 25 owner and driver points, respectively. Crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe has been fined $100,000, suspended from NASCAR until Oct. 3 and place on probation until Dec. 31. Car chief Craig Smokstad and crew member Grant Hutchens have each also been suspended from NASCAR until Oct. 3 and placed on probation until Dec. 31. Menard finished ninth in the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. However, Menard was not the top-finishing Chevrolet. Kasey Kahne (third), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (fourth) and Ryan Newman (eighth) all finished ahead of the Richard Childress Racing team. Menard's car was selected as the one for random inspection following the event. Menard drops on...
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