By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @tobalical
Johnny Sauter’s incredible season has all of a sudden hit a stumbling block. The driver of the No. 98 truck in the Camping World Truck Series, who was the point leader following Kansas, will not be the point leader anymore after being stripped of 25 points for an unapproved fuel cell.
In addition, his team Thorsport has also been docked 25 points, and his crew chief, Joel Shear, will be suspended for the next four races, he’s been fined $10,000, and he’ll be on probation until December 31st.
The illegal fuel cell was discovered in opening day inspection at Kansas.
If you’re curious to the exact infraction in the NASCAR rule book, NASCAR released the following statement Wednesday:
“The No. 98 truck was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4K (if in the judgment of NASCAR Officials, race equipment that has been previously verified or previously approved and/or sealed by NASCAR for use i...