NASCAR penalizes Kurt Busch for minor infraction


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Daytona Beach, FL ( - Kurt Busch was docked 10 points for a post-race technical infraction discovered after last Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

The Stewart-Haas racing team was also penalized 10 points in the owner standings and crew chief Daniel Knost was fined $10,000.

According to the NASCAR release, the penalties stem from a violation of the measurement between the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt, located at the left truck trailing arm, and the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt, located at the right rear sub-frame mounting bracket. It must not exceed three inches.

Busch finished third in the rain-shortened race on Sunday. He had moved into 24th place in the season standings, but the 10-point penalty dropped him back to 26th.

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