RCR Penalized For Michigan Infractions

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Daniel Hemric (pictured) and Austin Dillon have both been penalized for infractions discovered at Michigan Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Jeff Fluharty Photo)
Daniel Hemric (pictured) and Austin Dillon have both been penalized for infractions discovered at Michigan Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Jeff Fluharty Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Richard Childress Racing has been penalized for infractions discovered last weekend at Michigan Int’l Speedway.

The No. 3 of Austin Dillon and No. 8 of Daniel Hemric were found to have unapproved alternators in their Chevrolet Camaros. Both teams had their qualifying times disallowed and they were forced to start Sunday’s race from the rear of field.

Dillon’s crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. has been fined $25,000 by NASCAR and the No. 3 team has lost 10 driver and owner points. The same fine was handed down to Hemric’s crew chief, Luke Lambert. The No. 8 team also lost 10 driver and owner points.

The only other penalty announced by NASCAR was a $5,000 fine to Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Jeff Meendering for unsecured lug nuts on the No. 19 Toyota Supra driven by Brandon Jones in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.