Erik Jones and his Legacy Motor Membership crew have been slapped with penalties from NASCAR for unlawful modifications on their automobile.
NASCAR discovered that Jones’ crew had modified the greenhouse, the world above the door and between the entrance and rear home windows, on his No. 43 automobile.
In flip, NASCAR hit crew chief Dave Elenz with a $75,000 nice in addition to a one-race suspension. So he received’t have the ability to take part with the Jones crew at Sonoma this weekend.
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NASCAR additionally hit Jones and Legacy Motor Group with a 60-point deduction in addition to 5 NASCAR playoff factors. Jones was in 26th place with 245 factors, however has since moved to 30th with 185 factors.
The greenhouse infraction was the identical factor Hendrick Motorsports handled by way of violations earlier this yr.
There may be, nonetheless, an possibility for Jones and Legacy Motor Group to enchantment the penalty.
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Joey Cohen, Legacy Motor Group’s vp of race operations who will even be changing Elenz as crew chief this weekend, stated they haven’t decided what to do exactly but with the penalty.
“We have now been diligently working with NASCAR relating to the penalty and are working internally to find out the plan of action in response,” Cohen stated, through FOX Sports activities. “We’ll announce that call throughout the timeframe decided by the NASCAR Rule Ebook.”
There have been quite a few penalties with the Subsequent Gen vehicles this yr, and a few got here final week when NASCAR docked 120 factors from the Stewart-Hass Racing crew and Chase Briscoe after discovering a counterfeit half within the underwing of his automobile following his race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He was additionally docked 25 playoff factors, whereas crew chief John Klausmeier was suspended for the following six races whereas being fined $250,000.
The Subsequent Gen automotive, which was launched final yr, is made up of components that come from a single-source vendor. This enables NASCAR to be diligent about groups that modify any vehicles, which has led to the fines and suspensions this yr.
The Legacy Motor Group has three enterprise days to determine whether or not they need to enchantment the infractions.
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