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Clint Bowyer and the number 14 team finished third at Martinsville, but that great finish didn’t last long. That’s because, as MRN.com reports:

The team was in violation of Section 20.18.5.2 in the NASCAR Rule Book after it was found that the TV Video Package simulated weight did not meet NASCAR specifications.

On top of that third place finish being encumbered, crew chief Michael Bugarewicz was fined $25,000 and suspended for a race. NASCAR also docked the team 10 driver’s and owner’s points.

Not being a part of the playoffs, the third place finish had to feel great for Bowyer and his team, and having that taken away adds insult to injury as they are finishing out their year with nothing to race for but pride (and cash, of course).

Related: Following a shouting match, Clint Bowyer doesn’t exactly give his team a vote of confidence

NASCAR comes down on a team with fines and penalties after a top three Martinsville finish Robert Laberge / Stringer
Anthony Brown About the author:
Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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