Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team owner Chip Ganassi has been suspended and fined $30,000 for breaching COVID-19 protocols at Daytona International Raceway last weekend.

Section 12.8.1.b of the NASCAR Rule Book, a subsection of the member conduct guidelines that includes compliance with COVID-19 event procedures.

NASCAR said that Ganassi’s penalty was:

for bringing into the competition area a non-essential individual that was restricted from the footprint.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series two car entry has not been effected by Ganassi’s fine and suspension.

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