NASCAR confiscates Martin Truex, Jr’s spoiler at Texas

NASCAR confiscated the spoiler of the #19 car of Martin Truex, Jr. prior to the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway for violating rule 20.4.12.b:

  • Except as specified, spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer.

The following at-track penalties were assessed to the team:

  • Loss of 20 owner and driver points.
  • $35,000 fine.
  • Crew chief James Small was ejected.
  • Start at the rear for the race.

In addition, the cars of #19-Truex, Jr, #49-Finchum, and #96-Suarez failed pre-race inspection twice.  They will start at the rear.