NASCAR Hits KBM With Another Penalty
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 11 at Iowa Speedway.
The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.
As a result of this infraction, crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, driver Erik Jones has lost 10 championship driver points and owner Kyle Busch has lost 10 championship owner points. Jones won Friday’s race at Iowa Speedway after leading 131 of the 200 laps.
This is the second-straight race that the No. 51 truck has been penalized for the same infraction. The truck Kyle Busch used to win at Kentucky Speedway on June 26 also failed to meet the post-race height requirement.
That infraction resulted in crew chief Eric Phillips being fined $5,000 and team owner Busch being penalized with the loss of six championship truck owner points.