Three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams head to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, lighter in the pocketbook and with smaller points tallies, as they were penalized earlier in the week for rules infractions from the Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway race.
The No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet driven by Cole Custer, the No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Ron Hornaday, and the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford driven by truck owner Brad Keselowski at Bristol all failed post-race inspections. All three failed to meet post-race height requirements. Keselowski’s truck won the race. It was the first-career Camping World Truck Series win for Keselowski as a driver.
In its early-week penalty announcement, NASCAR cited violation of sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.
According to NASCAR’s new violation/penalty grading system, the violation called for a P2 level penalty. Crew chiefs Joel Shear (00), Doug Randolph (19) and Doug George (30) were each fined $5,000. Also, each team was docked 10 owner points. Hornaday and Custer were each penalized 10 driver points. Keselowski doesn’t collect driver points in Truck Series competition. Hornaday’s points deduction may wind up being insignificant, despite his third-place position in the points standings heading into the Canada race, as signs point to him being out of a ride amid the chaos at Turner Scott Motorsports.