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Bowles and team penalized, fined for illegal carburetor

Press Release

8/24/2011 11:59:03 AM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced on Wednesday that the No. 11 team that competes in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series has been penalized as a result of rules violations committed Saturday, Aug. 20, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

The team was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used do not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20E-5.10.1A (Carburetor Eligibility: The carburetor must remain as supplied by the NASCAR-approved supplier – Unapproved carburetor modification; power valves.) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book. The violations were discovered during post-race inspection on Aug. 20.

Jonathan Davis, crew chief of the No. 11 car, has been fined $5,000, suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid and placed on NASCAR probation until Sept. 21.

Car owner Martin Gaunt and driver Jason Bowles have been penalized with the loss of 100 championship owner and 100 championship driver points, respectively.