NASCAR penalizes Nationwide Series team of Ryan Sieg

Ryan Sieg (39) battles with Dakoda Armstrong (43) and David Starr (44) during the NASCAR Nationwide Series TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 at Auto Club Speedway.

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The No. 39 RSS Racing team of driver Ryan Sieg has been penalized as a result of a rules violation committed during last week’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Auto Club Speedway.

During post-race inspection on March 22, the No. 39 car committed a P3 level penalty by violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20A-12.8.1C (car exceeded maximum rear body height requirement during post-race inspection) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

As a result, crew chief Kevin Starland has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, car chief Timothy Brown has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.