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Petty GMS Teams Of Ty Dillon, Erik Jones Penalized At Pocono

Petty GMS Teams Of Ty Dillon, Erik Jones Penalized At Pocono

NASCAR penalized the Petty GMS Motorsports duo of Ty Dillon and Erik Jones on Saturday (July 23) after both their Chevrolets violated Sections 14.6.5.E of the NASCAR rule book, which is pertaining to rocker box assemblies.

The team announced it will not appeal the ruling.

The L1-level penalty resulted in both crew chiefs ejected from Pocono Raceway as well as points deductions. Both Petty GMS teams lost 35 driver points and 35 owner points.

Both drivers enter Pocono in a must-win territory to make the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The points deduction drops Jones from 19th to 20th in the standings and Dillon fell two positions to 30th.

Dave Elenz will be replaced by Danny Efland atop the No. 43 pit box and Joey Cohen will serve as Dillon’s crew chief, replacing Jerame Donley.

Dillon qualified 27th and Jones qualified 34th for the Pocono Cup race.

The Cup race at Pocono will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by USA Network.

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