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Penalty Report - Richmond

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The Laser Inspection Station (LIS) has lately been a challenge for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams.

 A total of five teams were penalized but the biggest infraction went to Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 Toyota. After finishing third in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the team was given a P2 (Sections 12.1; for failing post-race laser inspection. Crew chief Cole Pearn has been fined $15,000 and the team loses 10 championship owner and 10 championship driver points. While in Richmond, the Chase qualifiers also served a penalty for failing pre-qualifying LIS.

Regan Smith’s No. 7 Chevrolet received a written warning for failing three attempts at LIS before qualifying. This team has lost 15 minutes of practice time.

Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota, and Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford also failed pre-qualifying laser inspection. All teams earned earned written warnings. Logano’s team served the penalty at the track.

Katie Williams

Coming off the ranch, I didn’t have a motorsports background but my passion was and still is very strong. My first taste of NASCAR came at the age of seven while waiting for music videos to come on the old TNN network. As I grew up, I pursued other interest but eventually rediscovered cars going left when I found the SPEED channel during the 2011-2012 offseason.

I didn’t decide I wanted to pursue a career in NASCAR until the summer of 2012. I’m not a wrench head or strong enough for a pit crew so media was the next best thing. At the beginning of 2013, I started going to races and making connections within the sport. I also studied Motorsports Management at Sports Management Worldwide. Although I love what happens on the track, I’ve always been interested in what goes on behind the scenes and I’ve gotten to know many people throughout the radio, TV and digital media world.

While I’m a long time writer, 2015 was my first year actually covering the sport with . I also became a media correspondent for Raceline. I’ve been able to help the TV show gain recognition on social media. My current goal is to acquire more experience in covering NASCAR and move up the media ladder. Outside of motorsports, I have been an equine-sports statistician for 16 years.

I currently reside in Gillette, WY where I’m still involved with horses. I enjoy riding them, rodeo, swimming, traveling and meeting people.

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