NASCAR teams penalized on Wednesday for rules infractions committed during the Sept. 18-20 race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., included two Joe Gibbs Racing teams that compete in the Xfinity Series. Those penalized included the No. 54 Toyota team of driver Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Toyota team of driver Daniel Suarez.
The No. 54 car failed post-race inspection after the Sept. 19 Furious 7 300 Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland, because the car was too low in all four corners. As a result, NASCAR cited violations of sections 12.1, 126.96.36.199.1.b and c, 188.8.131.52.2.b and c, 184.108.40.206.1.f and 220.127.116.11.2.a.b and d of the 2015 rule book. NASCAR issued the team a P2-level penalty, placing crew chief Christopher Gale on probation through the end of the year and fining him $12,500 and docking listed car owner J.D. Gibbs 10 Xfinity Series car owner points. Busch does not earn driver points in Xfinity Series competition, as he is, primarily, a Sprint Cup Series driver.
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