Three NASCAR teams were penalized on Wednesday following the Coca-Cola 600. Jamie McMurray’s crew chief Matt McCall was given a P2 level penalty while both Jimmie Johnson and Justin Allgaier received P1 penalties for their actions in Charlotte.
According to a release from NASCAR, McMurray was penalized for an infraction occurring during pre-qualifying inspection. The right-rear quarter panel wheel opening of the No. 1 machine was was modified following post-race inspections.
McCall has been placed on probation for the penalty until Dec. 31. The team will not be docked owner or driver points for the infraction.
For Johnson and Allgaier, the penalties were slightly more stiff. The No. 48 and 51 teams received written warnings during both the Sprint All-Star race and Coca-Cola 600, which means they will receive the last two choices in the pit selection process at Dover this coming Sunday.
Hendrick has announced it has filed for an appeal of Johnson’s penalty, meaning the No. 48 team will retain its pit stall selection for Dover. No date for the appeal has been set at this time.
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Johnson’s second warning came during pre-qualifying inspection for Sunday’s race while Allgaier’s came during pre-race inspection. Though the penalty doesn’t seem harsh, both teams will likely be in a tough position on pit road at a short track that is unforgiving during poor pit stops.
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