NASCAR Penalizes RPM Nationwide Team NASCAR has penalized the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection last Saturday at Iowa Speedway.
The No. 43 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20A-12.8.1B (body height requirements – car failed to meet the minimum rear car heights) of the 2012 NASCAR rule book.
As a result, crew chief Philippe Lopez has been fined $10,000, while the team and driver Michael Annett have been penalized with the loss of six championship owner and six championship driver points, respectively.
In addition, Lopez and car chief Michael Wright continue to remain on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
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