Chad Kendrick, crew chief for the No. 23 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been penalized for rule violations committed last week at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Kendrick violated 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 confirm to NASCAR rules); 20B-16.3F (fuel container installation; unapproved fuel cell top rack location – top rack was not secure to the top of the fuel cell container); 12-4-K (if, in the judgment of NASCAR officials, race equipment that has been previously certified or previously approved and/or sealed by NASCAR for use in an event); and 20B-16.2B (unapproved modification to the certified fuel cell container; container exceeded outside dimensions) of the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rule Book.
As a result, Kendrick has been fined $2,500 and suspended from NASCAR until Sept. 7 (the period covers the next four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events) and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31
The infractions were discovered during opening-day inspection on July 29.