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NASCAR hits Red Horse, Benning with penalties

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NASCAR handed down penalties Tuesday to two teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for violations during last weekend's event at Pocono Raceway.

The heaviest punishment went to the Red Horse Racing team after officials confiscated the carburetor base plate from the No. 17 Toyota driven by Timothy Peters during an opening day inspection. The NASCAR rulebook states that the combined thickness of the throttle shaft and the throttle plates (butterflies) must not be less than 0.197 inch. 

The violation falls under the heading of a P3 penalty according to NASCAR's new deterrence system, implemented during the offseason.

As a result, crew chief Paul Richmond was fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

Peters led the series after the first two races of the season but left last weekend in eighth after a 12th-place finish in the Pocono Mountains 150.

NASCAR officials also penalized owner/driver Norm Benning after his crew participated in Saturday's race with an unapproved air gun. The NASCAR rulebook states that only two NASCAR-approved half-inch air wenches, with a single socket and with a hex design capable of removing or attaching one lug nut at a time, must be used to change tires/wheels during any pit stops. 

The team will be penalized with a loss of track time during opening practice for the Careers for Veterans 200 on Aug. 16 (12:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) at Michigan International Speedway.

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