NASCAR has handed down penalties for the #70 (Johnny Sauter) and the #66 (Scott Riggs) teams for unapproved parts on their cars.
1. Both Riggs and Sauter were penalized 150 driver points.
2. Both car owners Joe Custer for the #66 and Margaret Haas for the #70 150 owner points.
3 Both crew chiefs, Bootie Baker (#66) and Dave Skog (#70) were suspended for the next 6 Cup races and put on probation until December 31.
4. Both car chiefs, Derick Jennings (#66) and Thomas Harris (#70) were also suspended for the next 6 Cup races and put on probation until December 31. Both were also fined $100,000.
5. Both cars were confiscated by NASCAR as well.
These teams were not only the ones hit by the NASCAR police. Penalties and fines were also handed down to members of JR Motorsports (JRM)
1. Tony Eury Sr for the #88 which is driven by Brad Keselowski has been fined and put on probation along with two other team members.
2. Tony was fined $1,000 and placed on probation until June 25.
3. Michael Sandlin, JRM team member, will serve a one-race suspension from the Nationwide Series and suspended from NASCAR until June 4. He has also been placed on probation until October 15 and fined $1,500 for failure to follow a directive from a NASCAR official and had inappropriate contact with a NASCAR official during the post-race altercation.
4. Jordan Allen, JRM team member, has been placed on probation and $1,500 for failure to follow a directive from a NASCAR official and had inappropriate contact with a NASCAR official during the post-race altercation.
With regards to the #70 and #66 teams, this is similar to what happened to Tony Eury Sr and the #8 car last year. I had a feeling NASCAR was going to hand down stiffer penalties than for the #8 car last year. The teams have been told not to mess with the cars and well…here we are.