The No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet team of Brandon Jones in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection on Oct. 23 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, according to a penalty report from NASCAR on Wednesday. In its penalty announcement, NASCAR citied violations of sections 18.104.22.168 (triangular filler panels must be used on the left and right sides and conform to NASCAR drawings), 20.20.a (NASCAR may, in its sole discretion, refuse to permit for any reason, or it may restrict or assign the size or placement of decals, identification, and advertising of any kind including but not limited to the vehicle, equipment, personnel, uniforms, garage and pit areas, promotional materials, and/or support vehicles), and 20.4.f (unless otherwise stated, all body attachment mounts and supports used to connect body components to the chassis must be constructed of non-adjustable, solid brackets or supports).
NASCAR deemed the incident to be at the P4 level on its penalty scale. As a result, crew chief Shane Huffman was fined $10,000, suspended for three races and placed on NASCAR probation for six months. Also, driver Brandon Jones was docked 25 championship points and owner Maurice Gallagher lost 35 owner points.
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