$100,000 fine issued after the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway; Additional penalty of 100 driver and owner points
Over the weekend, NASCAR visited Pocono Raceway. The race on the 2.5-mile triangle was drama filled. The drama continues.
View the NASCAR penalty report from Pocono Raceway below.
Race winner Denny Hamlin as well as runner-up finisher Kyle Busch were disqualified at the track on Sunday. No further penalties have been announced to those two cars after they were both taken back to the R&D Center.
Additionally, after the race, NASCAR selected several cars at random to take back to the NASCAR R&D Center. Those cars includes Michael McDowell as well as the No. 47 driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr (fielded by JTG).
The No. 34 of Micheal McDowell has been handed an L2 penalty. Front Row Motorsports has been docked 100 driver points and 100 owner points. Additionally, if the team qualifies for the playoffs, they’ll be docked 10 playoff points.
Violation: Section 4.1 C, D and Q as well as Sections 14.5 A and B.
Crew chief Blake Harris has also been fined $100,000. He’ll also be suspended for the next four races.
For 2022, NASCAR introduced the Next Gen car. The new spec chassis made it’s debut with a strick penalty system for violation of the spec machine.
2022 NASCAR Penalty (L2)
Penalty options for an L2 infraction include:
-Points deductions: 75-120points
-Playoff points deductions: 10-25 points
-Suspension of one or two crew members for 4-6 races
McDowell finished 6th after the disqualifications of both Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. It’s his 8th top-10 of the season.
The team hasn’t commented on the penalty at the time this was published.