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NASCAR penalizes 4 MWR teams for violations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR has penalized four teams that fall under the Michael Waltrip Racing banner for violations at Texas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR says the cars driven by David Reutimann, Martin Truex Jr., Max Papis and Marcos Ambrose all had illegal cars after qualifying at Texas. Reutimann and Truex's cars are owned by MWR, while Ambrose and Papis drive for teams that are aligned with MWR.

Crew chiefs Bootie Barker and Frank Kerr have both been fined $75,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31.

Crew chiefs Rodney Childers and Pat Tryson have both been fined $25,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31.

Car owners Robert Germain and Tad Geschickter have been docked 50 championship owner points each. Papis and Ambrose have each been docked 50 championship driver points each.

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