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Kentucky Penalties; Larson docked 35 pts & crew chief suspended

#42-Kyle Larson, the points leader in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, was fined 35 driver points and crew chief Chad Johnston suspended three races and fined $75,000 after NASCAR found that the #42 Chevy from the Kentucky race had an illegal rear brake cooling assembly. The 2nd place race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Ductwork or other devices are not allowed to pass
from one area of the interior of the vehicle to another or to the outside of the vehicle. The team was assessed with the loss of 35 owner points. The loss of points drop Larson from 1st in the drivers points standings to 2nd, now 34 behind #78-Truex Jr.

Also fined was #18-Kyle Busch's crew chief, Adam Stevens, was fined $10,000 for one loose lugnut

See full report here

Statement on penalty assessed by NASCAR to the #42 team and Crew Chief Chad Johnston. "We accept the penalty and will move forward"

--- Chip Ganassi Racing Twitter ---