NASCAR Suspends Pearn; Six Teams Docked Points After Atlanta Race Weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced Wednesday that Furniture Row Racing crew chief Cole Pearn has been suspended for the next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The suspension comes after Martin Truex Jr.'s No. 78 Toyota Camry failed pre-race inspection last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR announced that Pearn has been fined $50,000 and will remain on NASCAR probation
Furniture Row Racing has been docked 15 championship owner points and Martin Truex Jr. has been penalized with the loss of 15 championship driver points. The rules infraction is considered a P3 level penalty.
The crew chiefs of Austin Dillon, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, and Michael McDowell have also been fined $15,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through December 31 for violations found in pre-race and inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway. All three teams have been docked 10 championship owner points and 10 championship driver points.
Randall Burnett, crew chief for JTG-Daugherty Racing driver A.J. Allmendinger, has been fined $15,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through December 31 following violations found in pre-qualifying inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Allmendinger has been docked 10 championship driver points and the team has been penalized with the loss of 10 championship owner points.