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Erik Jones’ crew chief fined $5,000 for Phoenix infraction

NASCAR XFINITY Series Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200

AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 12: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, races Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 12, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Chris Gabehart, the crew chief for the No. 20 Toyota driven by Erik Jones in the Xfinity Series, has been fined $5,000 following the race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

NASCAR levied the fine against Gabehart after the No. 20 car was found to have rear alignment measurement issues during post-race laser inspection. Jones finished second Saturday after starting from the pole.

Danny Stockman, crew chief on the No. 2 Chevrolet, was fined $5,000 two weeks ago for a similar violation.

The only other Xfinity Series infraction from Phoenix was a written warning to the No. 21 team of Spencer Gallagher. His car failed pre-race laser inspection three times and will be forced to sit for 15 minutes of the first practice session this weekend.

The written warning was the team’s second of the year.

If a team earns four warnings during the season, regardless if at a point or non-point race, it will lose its pit selection.