Austin Dillon’s team fined, docked points following Talladega

NASCAR gave the No. 3 team of Richard Childress Racing an L-1 level penalty for infractions during last weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.

The rear deck lid of the No. 3 driven by Austin Dillon was unapproved by NASCAR and confiscated prior to qualifying. Dillon would win the pole for the race.

NASCAR issued a $25,000 fine to Dillon’s crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. and also gave the team a 10 point penalty. Car chief Gregory Ebert has also been suspended for this weekend at Dover. Dillon dropped from 13th to 14th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver standings.

Jeremy Bullins, crew chief for the No. 12 Penske Ford of Ryan Blaney, was fined $10,000 after a lug nut was found to be not safely secured in a post-race check following Sunday’s Geico 500. Blaney finished 15th in the race.