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Cup Crew Member Suspension Highlights All-Star Penalty Report

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Penalties, suspensions, and warnings, oh my. NASCAR’s weekly report ran the gambit as a number of teams were docked for various infractions.

Tuesday, NASCAR came down hard on the No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team of Jesse Little for illegal throttle body shafts and an illegal engine component, both of which were found during opening-day inspection. The team was assessed a P3 penalty and crew chief Mark Rette was fined $5,000.

The team failed to make Saturday’s Truck race after weather canceled qualifying.

Also in the CWTS, the No. 41 team of Ben Rhodes was warned for failing opening-day inspection. The truck trailing arms didn’t meet specifications.

On the Sprint Cup side, there were no warnings or penalties but there was a suspension for crew member Kelly Johnson. Johnson, who recently worked for Tommy Baldwin Racing, was indefinitely suspended for failing NASCAR’s substance abuse policy a second time. He initially failed the policy in November 2014 and was reinstated in January 2015.


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