Todd Gilliland, K&N team incur NASCAR P5 penalty after Phoenix win

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Todd Gilliland, son of Sprint Cup driver David Gilliland, and his K&N Pro Series West team have been assessed a stiff P5 penalty by NASCAR after their race-winning car last week at Phoenix failed post-race inspection.

The team was penalized for actions detrimental to stock car racing for not having a lubrication oil reservoir tank cover bolted in place and did not remain in place during competition.

Gilliland was docked 30 driver points in his official NASCAR debut.

Car owner Bill McAnally was penalized 30 championship car owner points, while crew chief Seth Smith was fined $3,500, suspended for the next three K&N Pro Series West races and placed on NASCAR probation for a six month period across two consecutive racing seasons.

One other team also was penalized.

The No. 91 team owned by Justin Marks received a P3 level penalty for an infraction discovered during post-race inspection, namely, the shock absorber did not extend a distance of six inches in a 1.5-minute time span. That brought about a penalty for actions detrimental to stock car racing.

Marks was penalized 12 K&N Pro Series West championship car owner points, crew chief Kevin Bellicourt was fined $1,500 and placed on NASCAR probation for a six-month period that will span across two consecutive race seasons. Also, driver William Byron was penalized 12 driver points.