NASCAR hit RCR with what it calls a P5 penalty, the second most severe infraction on a scale that runs from P1-P6. Among other offenses, NASCAR cited RCR with violating section 20.16 of the rulebook, which pertains to wheels and tires: "A. Any device, modification, or procedure to the tire or wheel, including the valve stem hardware, that is used to release pressure, beyond normal pressure adjustments, from the tire and/or inner shield, will not be permitted."
As a result, NASCAR hit the team hard.
Newman was penalized 75 driver points.
Childress was penalized 75 owner points. (Fox Sports)