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NASCAR Penalizes Dillon

| , RacinToday.com Monday, July 2 2012

Austin Dillon docked six points. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)


NASCAR has penalized driver Austin Dillon because his car failed inspection following his Nationwide Series win at Kentucky.

Dillon had easily won the race and with the victory, had moved into first place in the standings.

The penalty announced Monday docked Dillon six points in the standings and moved him out of the points lead. He goes from being two points up on Elliott Sadler in the Nationwide standings to down by four points.

Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. was fined $10,000, and car owner Morgan Shepherd was also docked six points.

Dillon earned his first career Nationwide victory on Friday night at Kentucky by leading 192 of the 200 laps. NASCAR ruled afterward that his No. 3 Chevrolet was too low.

Dillon’s grandfather, Richard Childress, says the car passed all of its earlier inspections and a problem with the right rear jack bolt caused the problem.

| , RacinToday.com Monday, July 2 2012
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