Stenhouse Jr.'s crew chief banned Sunday

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been suspended for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway for a technical violation found last weekend.

Nick Sandler was also fined $20,000 on Wednesday for the violation NASCAR discovered in pre-qualifying inspection at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR this year has stopped commenting on penalties besides citing the broken rule. Sandler's violation, according to the matching citation number in the rulebook, says the steering wheel coupling "must meet the SFI 42.1 specification and display a valid SFI 42.1 label on the outside surface."

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