DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 88 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection April 26 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

This infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:

12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
20D-4.1: General Engine Eligibility:
B. As an option, Teams may compete in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour/Whelen Southern Modified Tour with a NASCAR-approved “Spec Engine”. If used, the “Spec Engine” must be completely assembled using only NASCAR-approved “Spec Engine” components without any modifications.
INFRACTION: Non-approved fasteners were used.

The options for a P2 penalty are outlined in the following sections of the NASCAR rule book:

12-4.2: P2 Penalty Options:
A.
 Minor fasteners, nuts, bolts, etc. of the wrong material, but not of a nature rising to higher numbered Penalties.

As a result of this violation, crew chief Ron Ste-Marie has been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31.

-NASCAR IMC Press Release.  Photo Credit: Rick Ibsen/Speed51.com photo

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