Both cars will start at the rear. Newman and Buescher each lose 20 points, each team loses 20 owner points and each team’s crew chief will be fined $25,000 for the infraction.
NASCAR said that both teams violated Section. 12.4.12.b of the Cup rule book that states:
- Except as specified, spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer.
Newman was to have started 13th. Buescher was to have started 22nd.