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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drivers, crew members penalized

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9/14/2011 6:38:42 PM
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR announced today that two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drivers and three crew members have been penalized as a result of rules violations committed Saturday, Sept. 10, at Barrie (Ont.) Speedway.

J.R. Fitzpatrick, driver of the No. 84 car, was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing - aggressive driving and excessive speed on pit road after the race - stopping in another competitor's pit box) of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rule book. Fitzpatrick has been placed on NASCAR probation for the next two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events and remains on NASCAR probation until Sept. 28, 2011.

Kerry Micks, driver of the No. 02 car, was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing - aggressive driving and excessive speed on pit road after the race) of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rule book. Micks has been placed on NASCAR probation for the next two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events and remains on NASCAR probation until Sept. 28, 2011.

Matt Vanderwal, crew chief of the No. 8 car of Don Thomson Jr., was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing - involved in an altercation (fighting) in another competitor's pit area) and 9-4 (the crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members) of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rule book. The violations occurred during the event on Sept. 10. Vanderwal has been fined $500, suspended from the next two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events, suspended from NASCAR until Sept. 28, 2011 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2011.

Josh Arnold, crew member of the No. 3 car of Jason Hathaway, was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing - involved in an altercation (fighting) in another competitor's pit area) of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rule book. The violation occurred during the event on Sept. 10. Arnold has been fined $500, suspended from the next two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events, suspended from NASCAR until Sept. 28, 2011 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2011.

Chad Turner, crew member of the No. 8 car of Don Thomson Jr., was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing - involved in an altercation (fighting) in another competitor's pit area) of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rule book. The violation occurred during the event on Sept. 10. Arnold has been fined $500, suspended from the next two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events, suspended from NASCAR until Sept. 28, 2011 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2011.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (Photo: Jason Smith/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jason Smith/Getty Images)
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