NASCAR has released the post-race penalty report from the Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway and the Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Hendrick Motorsports teams of #24-William Byron and #48-Alex Bowman were both penalized following inspection at the NASCAR R&D Center.

Both were issued L1 penalties for:

Sections 14.1 D: Overall Assembled Vehicle Rules; 14.1.2.B: Engineering Change Log; 14.5.6.B: Greenhouse

The penalties were:

Crew chiefs (Brian Campe & Greg Ives) were fined $75,000 and suspended from two NASCAR Cup Series championship points events, beginning, April 13 (after Bristol).
The teams and drivers were assessed with the loss of 60 points and 5 NASCAR Playoff points.

Noted rule book sections:

14.1. D. Except in cases explicitly permitted in the NASCAR Rules, installation of additional components, repairs, deletions, and/or modifications to Next Gen Single Source Vendor-supplied parts and/or assemblies will not be permitted.

14.1.2 B. All parts and assemblies must comply with the NASCAR Engineering Change Log.

14.5.6.B. The greenhouse may be modified to accommodate a windshield wiper motor where required; these modifications will be permitted for all racetracks. The greenhouse modification must conform to the following drawing:


In the Truck Series, the teams of #2-Nic Sanchez, #4-Chase Purdy, and #51-Jack Wood were penalized for :

Sections Engine Oil Reservoir Tank Encasemen; C & G: Engine Oil Reservoir Tank; 14.19.A : Assembled Vehicle Overall Rules

The teams and drivers were penalized 10 owner and driver points.

Noted rule book sections: The entire perimeter of the bottom of the engine oil reservoir tank encasement must remain open. C: Panels and/or boxes installed on the engine oil reservoir tank will not be permitted. G: All engine oil reservoir tank mounting brackets/supports must be a minimum of 2.0 inches above the lowest point of the engine oil reservoir tank body.


Hendrick Statement: “We are reviewing the penalties issued today by NASCAR and will determine next steps following Sunday‘s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.”

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Penalty sheet_2023_updated_4_06_23

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