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Austin Cindric’s Team Receives L1 Penalty For Body Modification at Kentucky

AVONDALE, AZ – MARCH 08: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 MoneyLion Ford, stands by his car during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway on March 8, 2019 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

If Austin Cindric goes on to nab his elusive first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series win for Team Penske this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, it will come after a horrible start to the weekend.

In opening inspection for the Alsco 300, the No. 22 team was slapped with an L1 penalty for an illegal body modification.

The L1 penalty will come with a $10,000 fine, a 10 point deduction from the team in the owner standings and from Cindric in the driver standings and crew chief Brian Wilson has been ejected from the facility for the weekend.

Cindric remains fourth in the Xfinity Series point standings after the penalty, but now holds just a 16-point advantage over Justin Allgaier who is fifth in points.

Cindric has recorded six top-five finishes and 13 top-10s in 16 starts this season.

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