NASCAR hits No. 4 Cup team with L2-level penalty for modification of single-source part




  • In Sports
  • 2022-10-05 16:46:02Z
  • By NASCAR.com
 

NASCAR officials issued L2-level penalties Wednesday to the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team for unapproved modification of a single-source part.

The infraction, which falls under the heading of Sections 14.1 (vehicle assembly) and 14.5 (body), resulted in a 100-point penalty for both driver Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 SHR team in their respective Cup Series points standings. Additionally, crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four Cup Series events.

RELATED: Cup Series standings | Full Cup schedule

The No. 4 Ford - driven to a 29th-place finish in last Sunday's YellaWood 500 - was one of two cars taken back to the NASCAR Research & Development Center after last weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for Martin Truex Jr. was also taken to the R&D Center for further post-race inspection.

Childers, who just celebrated his 600th Cup Series start at Talladega, would be eligible to return for the Nov. 6 season finale at Phoenix Raceway. The team did not immediately announce whether it would appeal the penalty.

A behavioral penalty was also handed down in another NASCAR national series.

Competition officials indefinitely suspended Andrew Abbott, crew chief for the No. 20 Young's Motorsports team in the Camping World Truck Series, for violating the NASCAR Member Code of Conduct (Sections 4.3.A and 4.4). Officials indicated that "completion of NASCAR-mandated anger management training is a pre-requisite to reinstatement."

COMMENTS

More Related News

Rising music star Erin Kinsey to perform at the 2022 NASCAR Awards
Rising music star Erin Kinsey to perform at the 2022 NASCAR Awards

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2022) - Rising country music artist Erin Kinsey will take the stage to help NASCAR celebrate a 2022 season highlighted by breakthrough moments from many young stars of its own. The RECORDS Nashville singer-songwriter will perform her debut hit single, "Just Drive," which has been featured on SiriusXM The Highway […]

NASCAR Playoffs recap: Round of 12, Xfinity Series
NASCAR Playoffs recap: Round of 12, Xfinity Series

Editor's note: With Champion's Week in Nashville ongoing, NASCAR.com will look back at every playoff round of the 2022 season in all three national series. Race 1: At Texas Motor Speedway, Sept. 24 Key highlights: Noah Gragson took the checkered flag in a fourth consecutive race, matching Sam Ard's record from 1983. A handful of playoff drivers […]

NASCAR Playoffs recap: Round of 16, Cup Series
NASCAR Playoffs recap: Round of 16, Cup Series

Editor's note: With Champion's Week in Nashville ongoing, NASCAR.com will look back at every playoff round of the 2022 season in all three national series. Race 1: At Darlington Raceway, Sept. 4 Winner: Erik Jones Key highlights: The opening race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs plagued numerous title contenders, including Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe, […]

NASCAR TV Schedule: Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4
NASCAR TV Schedule: Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find USA Network | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App | Watch on USA Network | Get the NBC Sports App […]

USC wide receiver depth will need to remain prominent vs Notre Dame
USC wide receiver depth will need to remain prominent vs Notre Dame

#USC will need Kyle Ford and Tahj Washington to continue to play well so that Jordan Addison doesn't have to do everything.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Sports