Penalty Report - New Hampshire & Kentucky

A total of six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers received penalties during the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Regan Smith’s team (No. 7 Chevrolet) was given a written warning for failing two attempts at both pre-race and pre-qualifying laser inspection. Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Chevrolet), Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Chevrolet), Greg Biffle (No. 16 Ford) and Matt DiBenedetto (No. 83 Toyota) were also given written warnings for failing pre-qualiying LIS twice. Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota) was also given a written warning for failing two attempts at pre-qualifying template inspection.

On the NASCAR XFINITY side of things, both Matt Tifft (No. 18 Toyota) and Jeremy Clements (No. 51 Chevrolet) failed LIS before the 300 at Kentucky Speedway. They were given written warnings.

The biggest infractions were handed out to two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers during the UNOH 175 at NHMS. John Hunter Nemechek (No. 8 Chevrolet) was given a P2 penalty for post-race height measurements being outside tolerances allowed in NASCAR. As a result, crew chief Gere Kennon has been fined $6000 and placed on NASCAR probation. The team owner and driver also will lose 10 championship points.

Travis Kvapil (No. 50 Chevrolet) failed four attempts of template inspection and along with a written warning, will sit out for 15 minutes of practice at Las Vegas.

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Katie Williams

Coming off the ranch, I didn’t have a motorsports background but my passion was and still is very strong. My first taste of NASCAR came at the age of seven while waiting for music videos to come on the old TNN network. As I grew up, I pursued other interest but eventually rediscovered cars going left when I found the SPEED channel during the 2011-2012 offseason.

I didn’t decide I wanted to pursue a career in NASCAR until the summer of 2012. I’m not a wrench head or strong enough for a pit crew so media was the next best thing. At the beginning of 2013, I started going to races and making connections within the sport. I also studied Motorsports Management at Sports Management Worldwide. Although I love what happens on the track, I’ve always been interested in what goes on behind the scenes and I’ve gotten to know many people throughout the radio, TV and digital media world.

While I’m a long time writer, 2015 was my first year actually covering the sport with . I also became a media correspondent for Raceline. I’ve been able to help the TV show gain recognition on social media. My current goal is to acquire more experience in covering NASCAR and move up the media ladder. Outside of motorsports, I have been an equine-sports statistician for 16 years.

I currently reside in Gillette, WY where I’m still involved with horses. I enjoy riding them, rodeo, swimming, traveling and meeting people.

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