Busch, No. 18 team penalized after Loudon

BY foxsports • September 24, 2009

Being too short has its downside in NASCAR, just ask Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team after Loudon.

Busch's No. 18 M&Ms Camry was found to be too low following the Sylvania 300 Sunday, and as a result Crew chief Steve Addington has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

Busch and car owner Joe Gibbs have been penalized 25 championship driver and 25 championship owner points, respectively..


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The height difference likely occurred because of a failed shock, according to a team source.

Busch had an up-and-down day but finished with a strong fifth-place finish.

Even with the penalty, he holds the 13th spot in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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