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NASCAR penalizes two Truck Series teams for Daytona violations

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NASCAR on Wednesday announced it has penalized two teams in the Camping World Truck Series for rules infractions discovered after last Friday’s season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 20 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet and No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford were penalized for the same infractions, violating:

* Section 20.14.5 of the NASCAR Rule Book: Jack Screws: Monoball(s), excessive taper, bevels, or other devices on the end(s) of the front and rear jack screws will not be permitted.

* Section – Rear Jack Screws: Rear jack screws must have a minimum 0.875 inch flat surface, perpendicular to the rear jack screw, for attachment of the rear upper coil spring mounts.

The crew chiefs for both teams, Doug Howe (No. 2o) and Chad Kendrick (No. 29) have been fined $2,500 each, and both will remain on probation through the end of the calendar year, according to a NASCAR media release.

In addition, both teams have been docked 10 Championship Driver and Owner Points (No. 20 – driver Scott Lagasse Jr., team co-owner Robert Newberry; No. 29 – driver Austin Theriault, team owner Brad Keselowski).

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