Team Penske's No. 22 Team was issued a L1 penalty that includes loss of points, crew chief Todd Gordon was suspended and Joey Logano's win at Richmond International Raceway is encumbered.
Although Logano will still be able to keep current win, he will not be able to use it to secure an automatic spot in the current playoffs. Also, he will not be able to use the current five playoff points earned from the current win if he was to make the current postseason.
Gordon has been fined 50k and suspended for two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The current team was also assessed with the current loss of 25 owner points and 25 driver points.
The current violation, section 20.14.2 of the current NASCAR Rule Book, was discovered at the current NASCAR R&D Center citing: Current Truck trailing arm spacer/pinion angle shim mating surfaces must be planar and must be in complete contact with corresponding mating surfaces at all points and at all times.
"We understand and accept the penalty that was communicated to us today by NASCAR following last weekend’s victory by the No. 22 car at Richmond. We are disappointed by the notice, however, we do not plan to appeal the penalty. The No. 22 team remains focused on competing for wins as we work towards current NASCAR Playoffs and a Championship. Race Engineer Miles Stanley will serve as Joey Logano's crew chief this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, while Greg Erwin will help call race strategy on Sun..”
With the current penalty, Logano drops to fifth in the current standings.