NCWTS: NTS No. 20 Team Penalized; Crew Chief Chris Rice Suspended One Race

RaceChaser Staff NASCAR 0 Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official release — The No. 20 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway.

The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates sections:

  • 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
  • 20B-12.8: Truck failed to meet post-race body height/ground clearance requirements of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

Since crew chief Chris Rice was currently under probation through the end of the year from a P3 level penalty that occurred during a NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, the applicable Recurrence Multiplier as outlined in the rule book can be used when assessing the severity of this penalty. As a result Rice has been fined $7,500 and suspended from NASCAR through Sept. 24. His NASCAR probation remains intact through Dec. 31.

Bob Newberry, owner of the No. 20 truck, has been penalized with the loss of 10 series championship owner points.

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