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Carl Long drove the Rick Ware Racing-sponsored car to a 32nd-place finish in the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland on the .875-mile track, but his No. 23 Chevrolet was found with illegal ballast during practice Aug. 1 at Iowa Speedway.
The NASCAR rulebook states that any weight added to the car must be bolted inside the body shell in an approved weight container and in a position acceptable to NASCAR officials. In Long's No. 23, the weight was not properly attached and fell out during practice, resulting in a P3 level penalty.
Crew chief George Church was fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
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