NASCAR penalizes Hornaday for Charlotte infraction

NASCAR has docked Ron Hornaday 25 points and fined his crew

chief $10,000 for failing inspection after the Trucks Series race

at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR said Tuesday that Hornaday and crew chief Jeff Hensley

were fined because the truck had an unapproved rear-end gear ratio

during last week’s race.

Kevin Harvick Inc. was also docked 25 owner points for the

infraction.

The penalty drops Hornaday from third to fifth in the series

standings. He’s 28 points behind leader Cole Whitt.

Team owner Kevin Harvick said the infraction was on a part that

came from an outside supplier.