Hemric's No. 21 team penalized

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Hemric's No. 21 team penalized

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Hemric's No. 21 team penalized

Richard Childress Racing has been hit with an L1-level penalty after the Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.

The No. 21 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric was found to be too low in post-race inspection. NASCAR penalized the team Wednesday, docking 10 driver and owner points and suspending crew chief Danny Stockman for one race. Stockman has also been fined $10,000.

With the penalty, Hemric falls to second in the playoff standings behind Elliott Sadler. Hemric now has a 13-point advantage on the cutoff line instead of 23 points.

Richard Childress Racing does not plan to appeal the penalty.

The Xfinity Series next races at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 3.

Additional penalties after Kansas include:

A $5,000 fine to Randall Burnett (Xfinity Series crew chief for Matt Tifft) for having one unsecured lug nut.

A $10,000 fine for NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Chad Johnston, Kyle Larson’s crew chief on the No. 42, for one unsecured lug nut.

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