After his victory during last week's Toyota Owners 400, he will not be able to use the win when it comes to determining playoff eligibility and tallying the points needed. In this case, Joey Logano will be missing the five playoff points he would've received from the win.
NASCAR officials handed down the ruling, along with a $50,000 fine and a two-race suspension for his crew chief, Todd Gordon, on Thursday afternoon (May 4th).
During the inspection following his win at Richmond International Raceway this past Sunday (April 30th), officials discovered that Logano's car had violated the rules for rear suspension - specifically Cup Rule Section 20.14.2. NASCAR ruled that Logano's car didn't have the proper contact between mating surfaces and that several surfaces involving the truck trailing arm / pinion angle shim were not planar.
On top of the fine, suspension, and "encumbered" status of his win, NASCAR docked Logano 25 driver points and 25 team owner points which dropped him down to fifth place in the standings.
Logano's racing team, Team Penske, issued a statement that said they were "disappointed by the notice" but would not appeal the penalty and instead focus on moving forward.
What do you think of the penalty? Do you agree?
Watch FOX Sports' coverage of Logano's win in the video below.
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