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No. 16 Whelen Modified Tour Team Penalized For Rules Violations At Bristol

Official Release
August 29, 2013 - 12:02pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the No. 16 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been penalized as a result of rules violations committed Aug. 21 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

The No. 16 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20D-10.5A (Only a one-piece magnetic steel drive shaft with a minimum outside diameter of two (2) inches and a minimum thickness of 0.090 inch will be permitted: Drive shaft did not meet the minimum thickness.) of the 2013 NASCAR rule book. The violation was discovered during post-race inspection.

Stanley “Sly” Szaban, crew chief of the No. 16 car, has been fined $500, suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid and placed on NASCAR probation until Oct. 30.

Owner Eric Sanderson has been penalized with the loss of six NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship car owner points, while driver Ryan Preece has been penalized with the loss of six championship driver points.