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SportNASCAR penalizes top teams shortly before Talladega race

21:15  28 april  2019
21:15  28 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) awaits the final qualifying round for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 27, 2019 Roush Fenway's Ryan Newman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also were penalized , along with Reed Sorenson and Cody Ware.

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NASCAR penalizes top teams shortly before Talladega race© The Associated Press NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) awaits the final qualifying round for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

TALLADEGA, Ala. — The four Joe Gibbs Racing cars and both Roush Fenway rides will start at the rear at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR announced less than two hours before Sunday's Cup series race that they were among eight penalized for unapproved adjustments.

That includes points leader Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones from Joe Gibbs Racing. Roush Fenway's Ryan Newman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also were penalized, along with Reed Sorenson and Cody Ware.

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NASCAR announced less than two hours before Sunday's Cup series race that they were among eight penalized for unapproved adjustments. That includes points leader Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones from Joe Gibbs Racing . Roush Fenway's Ryan

The race already has plenty of intrigue and potential for mayhem. NASCAR has replaced the restrictor plates that had sapped horsepower at the Talladega and Daytona superspeedways with tapered spacers. The change created some added uncertainty to what drivers and fans can expect from the race.

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