Matt Kenseth’s winning car from New Hampshire penalized for LIS failure

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Matt Kenseth‘s No. 20 team from Joe Gibbs Racing was docked 15 owner and driver points Wednesday for failing postrace inspection at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Kenseth led 38 of 301 laps in winning Sunday but failed the Laser Inspection Station (LIS). NASCAR assessed a P3 penalty that included the loss of 15 points, which drops Kenseth from eighth to ninth in the point standings. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is qualified for the playoffs by virtue of his two wins this season.

Crew chief Jason Ratcliff also has been fined $25,000.

The win was the second of 2016 for Kenseth and his second consecutive at New Hampshire.

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