NXS: Two NASCAR XFINITY Series Teams Penalized Following Dover

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release —

Two NASCAR XFINITY Series teams, the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing entry driven by Austin Dillon and the No. 97 Obaika Racing entry driven by Peyton Sellers, have been penalized for infractions occurring at Dover International Speedway.

The No. 97 team received their penalty for an incident during practice on May 29. It is a P3 level penalt, violating Sections 12.1 and 20.17.2.1 b of the 2015 NASCAR rule book. The car had an improperly attached weight that fell out of the car.

Crew chief John Monsam has been fined $15,000, and both Monsam and car chief David Jones have been suspended from the next championship points race, as well as placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31.

Driver Peyton Sellers and owner Victor Obaika have been docked 15 series championship driver and owner points, respectively.

The No. 33 car was found to be too low in the rear during post-race inspection on May 30. This is a P2 level penalty, violating Sections 12.1 and 20.17.3.2.2 b of the 2015 NASCAR rule book.

Crew chief Nick Harrison has been fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31, while car owner Richard Childress has been docked 10 series championship owner points.

CREDIT: NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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