Greg Biffle will be missing crew chief Brian Pattie for two races after NASCAR levied punishment Wednesday for postrace violations found at its R&D Center.
Pattie was suspended for two races, fined $50,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31 after Biffle’s No. 16 Ford received a P3 penalty for failing a postrace inspection from the Coca-Cola 600 at NASCAR’s R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina.
Pattie will miss the June 5 event at Pocono Raceway and the June 12 race at Michigan International Speedway.
Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing team owner Jack Roush each were docked 15 points, too.
There was no immediate word from the team on an appeal.
Biffle’s car was selected for additional inspection by NASCAR, which also examined the cars of winner Martin Truex Jr. and runner-up Kevin Havick after Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.