A rules violation committed on May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway has resulted in a fine for Kenny Francis, the crew chief for the No. 5 team for Hendrick Motorsports.
According to NASCAR officials, Sections 12-1, actions detrimental to stock car racing, and 12.4.3(A)1-c, unapproved added weight and/or weight affixed improperly, were violated as stated in the 2014 rule book.
NASCAR has fined Francis $25,000. The infraction was discovered during an inspection after qualifying.
The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.3(A)1-c (unapproved added weight and/or weight affixed improperly) of the 2014 rule book. As a result, Francis has been fined $25,000. The infraction was discovered in post-qualifying inspection. According to reports, a weight was missing from the No. 5 during qualifying.