DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2015) – Two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West teams have been penalized following last week’s event at Phoenix International Raceway.

The No. 54 team has been penalized for an infraction discovered during post-race inspection Nov 12. The lubrication oil reservoir tank cover was not bolted in place and did not remain in place during competition.

The infraction is a P5 level penalty and violates the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:
Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing.

Section 20C-8.4 D: The lubrication oil reservoir tank encasement flat cover must be bolted in place and remain securely fastened to the top perimeter of the lubrication oil reservoir tank encasement at all times during competition. Teams must take any steps necessary to ensure the integrity of the sealing of the oil reservoir tank flat cover to the top perimeter of the lubrication oil reservoir tank encasement, regardless of situations and/or conditions.

As a result of this violation, car owner Bill McAnally was penalized 30 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship Car Owner points; crew chief Seth Smith has been fined $3,500, suspended for the next three NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship races, and placed on NASCAR probation for a six month period across two consecutive racing seasons; driver Todd Gilliland was penalized 30 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship Driver points.
Additionally, the No. 91 team has been assessed a P3 level penalty for an infraction discovered during post-race inspection. The shock absorber did not extend a distance of six (6) inches in a time span of 1-1/2 minutes.
The infraction violates the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:
Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing.
Section 20C-12.3 T: Shocks will be checked using the NASCAR measuring device. All shock absorbers must compress or extend a distance of six (6) inches in a time span of 1-1/2 minutes or less with the external adjustment set in any position.
As a result of this infraction, car owner Justin Marks has been penalized 12 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship Car Owner points; crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been fined $1,500 and placed on NASCAR probation for a six month that will span across two consecutive racing seasons; driver William Byron has been penalized 12 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship Driver points.

-NASCAR IMC Press Release.  Photo Credit: Speed51.com

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