Kahne's crew chief docked for Talladega penalty

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Kenny Francis, the crew chief for the No. 5 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been penalized for rules violations committed during qualifying May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The infraction is a P3 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.3(A)1-c (unapproved addded weight and/or weight affixed improperly) of the 2014 rule book. As a result, Francis has been fined $25,000. The infraction was discovered in post-qualifying inspection.

Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5, finished eighth in the Aaron's 499 on Sunday.



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