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Penske Racing Penalized For Logano’s Car Being Low

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Penske Racing was penalized Tuesday when their winning car from Saturday’s Nationwide Series race from the Dover International Speedway. Joey Logano won the race, but the car was found to be too low in post-race inspection.

The specific rule NASCAR penalized them for was violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to the NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20-A of the NASCAR rule book, or has been approved by NASCAR prior to the event); and 20A-12.8.1(B) (the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights) of the 2013 rule book.

Penske Racing issued the following statement in regards to the penalty: “The Penske Racing No. 22 Ford Mustang had a spring retaining screw back out during Saturday’s Nationwide Series Race which resulted in the car’s front end being too low by 1/16 of an inch when presented for post-race inspection. The problem is being addressed internally to prevent it from happening again and the team is not planning to appeal the penalty.”