NASCAR issued its weekly penalty report on Tuesday, following Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. Highlighted in the report was a penalty for Tyler Reddick and the No. 45 23XI Racing team.
According to the report, the No. 45 team violated section 188.8.131.52.A of the NASCAR Cup Series rulebook, which pertains to the ballast inside the race car. The specific notation from the rule book attached to the infraction states, "Any and all ballast added to the vehicle must be secured inside a ballast container(s). Additional ballast containers will not be permitted to be added to the chassis."
As a result of the infraction, NASCAR has issued a 10 driver championship points and 10 owner championship points to Reddick and the 23XI Racing team.
The penalties will drop Reddick and the No. 45 team from eighth to 10th in the NASCAR Cup Series driver and owner point standings.
The infraction was discovered during Goodyear 400 pre-race inspection at Darlington, where the No. 45 car failed twice, which resulted in crew chief Billy Scott being ejected for the race weekend.
In addition to the penalty levied toward the No. 45 driver and team, NASCAR also issued the expected suspensions of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB pit crew members Nate McBride and Adam Riley.
The two crew members of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will miss the next two NASCAR Cup Series events after a wheel separated from Erik Jones' car during Sunday's Goodyear 400 at Darlington.
The official violation was of Sections 184.108.40.206.C of the NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book.
The wheel separation caused a 10-car pileup in this past weekend's race.
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