NASCAR deals hefty penalties to Hendrick Motorsports, Denny Hamlin

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The Charlotte Observer

NASCAR’s proverbial hammer came down on Wednesday. The sanctioning body announced that it has dealt out penalties to seven different Cup Series teams for their respective transgressions after Sunday’s Cup race at Phoenix. Those penalties include substantial ones to Hendrick Motorsports, Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola. The Hendrick cars — that’s the No. 5 team (Kyle Larson), the No. 9 team (Chase Elliott/Josh Berry), the No. 24 team (William Byron) and the No. 48 team (Alex Bowman) — were each found guilty of the “unapproved modification to a single-source vendor supplied part,” per NASCAR’s pe…

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