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Crew chief Rondeau penalized by NASCAR

Posted on: March 30, 2011 5:52 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2011 5:53 pm
 
Posted by Pete Pistone

Regan Smith has gotten off to a good start for the upstart Furniture Row Racing team in 2011. However Wednesday the team hit a bit of a speed bump.

NASCAR fined Smith’s crew chief Pete Rondeau for violating a rule in last week’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Rondeau was been fined $25,000 by officials for improperly attached weight and actions detrimental to stock-car racing. NASCAR stated the violation took place during Friday’s practice session at ACS.

Fortunately for Smith, who is 30th in the Sprint Cup Series point standings after five races, there was no point penalty attached to the infraction.

 

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