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Furniture Row Racing loses 10 owner, driver points after failing post-race inspection

STP 500 - Practice

MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 28: The #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, driven by Martin Truex Jr., goes through technical inspection prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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NASCAR has docked Furniture Row Racing 10 championship owner and drivers points after the No. 78 of Martin Truex Jr. failed post-race laser inspection at the Federated Auto Parts 400 for a P2 level violation. The loss of driver points does not impact Truex’ seeding in the Chase.

Truex is still seeded sixth with 2006 points. Crew chief Cole Pearn has also been fined $15,000.

The penalties are not as severe as those leveled against Ryan Newman’s team after his car failed post-race laser inspection at Darlington. That violation was a P3 level penalty. Newman was docked 15 driver points and crew chief Luke Lambert was fined $25,000, while the team lost 15 owner points.

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