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Monday, June 11, 2012

Coyne, Carpenter Penalized

Texas race winning team Dale Coyne Racing has been fined and penalized for failing post-race technical inspection on Justin Wilson's victorious #18 entry.

Sighting an update to rule 14.6.4.13 that was sent via bulletin on June 3rd to teams, "The following parts may not be used at Texas Motor Speedway: Sidepod Top Deck IR1225195RH/LH - IR1202A031/32". DCR was fined $7,500 and docked 5 entrant points.

Ed Carpenter Racing also failed inspection and was fined $5,000 and docked 1 entrant point. Updated via bulletin June 8th, ECR failed to comply with rule 14.6.1.3 "A rear wing wicker up to a maximum of 1/8 inch height and full span may be used".

Both teams may appeal the decision.

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