The No. 66 NASCAR Xfinity Series team of MBM Motorsports was assessed an L2-level penalty before Saturday morning’s qualifying session for manipulating bodywork on the nose of the car.
The L2 penalty means crew chief Sebastian Laforge has been suspended for six races, and the team has been fined $50,000. The suspension is effective immediately; Laforge was ejected from the garage.
The team will be docked 75 points in the Xfinity team owner standings as well. A penalty for Timmy Hill in the driver standings was not assessed as Hill is eligible for championship points in the Gander Trucks Series.
— NASCAR.com —
NASCAR found improper body modifications with body filler on the nose on the MBM Racing No. 66 Xfinity car (front photo). Timmy Hill will be allowed to qualify. Crew chief Sebastion Laforge suspended 6 weeks starting today, fined $50K and team docked 75 points. #nascar pic.twitter.com/GIoG8FNEiY
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 15, 2020
Additional photos from the nose of the No. 66 MBM Racing Toyota. MBM penalized $50K, crew chief Sebastion Laforg suspended 6 races and team docked 75 points after improper body modifications were found. pic.twitter.com/QecU3YoNKj
— The Athletic Motorsports (@TheAthleticAUTO) February 15, 2020