Motorsports industry veteran Robby Benton will join Team Penske in 2018, serving as NASCAR Team Manager, the organization announced today.
Chip Ganassi Racing will appeal the penalty issued to the No. 42 team following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The team was found to be in violation of Section 10.9.9.d of the NASCAR Rule Book, which covers the Damaged Vehicle Policy and mechanical repair. CGR released the following statement on Thursday: “After reviewing the penalty, the rule and the procedure that we used during the race in Talladega, we feel strongly that we did nothing wrong. Subsequently, we have decided to appeal the penalty.” As a result, Kyle Larson lost 10 driver points, and is currently 36 points behind the cutoff line to advance to the next round of the playoffs. The statement continued: “Despite going through the appeal process, we will do everything in our power to keep our team focused on the race this weekend in Kansas and the balance of the season.” Statement regarding the penalty issued to the No. 42 yesterday. pic.twitter.com/owowyNj84g — Chip Ganassi Racin..