Penalties have been levied to the No. 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team following last Saturday’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The No. 17 truck was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to the NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20B of the NASCAR rule book); and 20B-12.8.1A (the roof failed to meet the minimum height requirement during post-race inspection) of the 2013 rule book.
As a result of this violation, crew chief Butch Hylton has been fined $5,000. The team has also been docked six championship driver (Timothy Peters) points and six championship truck owner (Tom DeLoach) points.
STATEMENT FROM RED HORSE RACING
Red Horse Racing will not appeal the penalty handed down by NASCAR today regarding the No. 17 found too low in post race inspection this past weekend at Pocono Raceway.
"Our race team respects NASCAR and the way our sport is governed by the sanctioning body," said Tom DeLoach, Managing Partner of Red Horse Racing. "We fully acknowledge that the team was too low in post race inspection because of a shock malfunction. Red Horse Racing accepts NASCAR's penalty and looks forward to success for the remainder of the 2013 season."
The shock malfunction found during post race teardown hindered the team's performance at Pocono Raceway. The team is disappointed in their result but is optimistic on the results during the upcoming races.