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Ryan Blaney penalized prior to Darlington race


UPDATE: A 5lb bag of lead that is typically used during setup at the shop to simulate fluid weights prior to the race engine being installed was accidentally left in the car. The team accepts the penalty and Travis Geisler will serve as the crew chief for the No. 12 team.

— Team Penske —

ORIGINAL POST: A pre-race inspection infraction for an improperly mounted ballast has been issued to the No. 12 team of Ryan Blaney.

Crew chief Todd Gordon has been suspended for today’s race, the car lost its respective starting position (was to have been 7th) and the team has been issued a 10 point driver/owner penalty.

— NASCAR —