Wednesday, May 31, 2023

NASCAR Issues L1 Penalties to Both Petty GMS Cars For Illegal Rocker Box Assemblies

Erik Jones, who drives the No. 43 Petty GMS Chevrolet, and his teammate Ty Dillon have each been docked 35 points and their crew chiefs have been ejected from Pocono Raceway due to Rocker Box Assembly infractions. Photo Credit: Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing

NASCAR threw the book at Petty GMS Motorsports Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The organization saw it’s No. 42 car driven by Ty Dillon and their No. 43 car driven by Erik Jones, each slapped with an L1 penalty.

According to a release from NASCAR, both cars violated section 14.6.5.E of the NASCAR Cup Series rulebook, which pertains to the Rocker Box Assemblies of the cars.

Both the No. 42 and No. 43 drivers and teams have been docked 35 points in the driver and owner standings and the crew chiefs for both teams have been ejected for the race M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 weekend at Pocono Raceway.

Petty GMS Motorsports has released a statement that they do not intend on appealing the penalties and that Joey Cohen will serve as Dillon’s crew chief on Sunday, while Danny Efland will serve as Jones’ crew chief.

Here is the full statement from Petty GMS:

The penalty will drop Jones from 17th to 19th in the NASCAR Cup Series driver standings, while Dillon will drop from 28th to 30th.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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