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NASCAR panel reduces Kenseth, JGR penalties

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- A three-member NASCAR appeals panel has dramatically reduced most of the penalties levied against Joe Gibbs Racing for an illegal part found in Matt Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas.
   The panel reduced the points deducted from Kenseth from 50 to 12, and reinstated his bonus points earned for the April 21 victory.  The race will count toward the Chase and he moves from 11th in the Sprint Cup standings to fourth.
   The panel also reduced crew chief Jason Ratcliff's suspension from six races to one race, and eliminated the six-race suspension for owner Joe Gibbs.  It let stand Ratcliff's $200,000 fine.
   NASCAR found one of eight connecting rods in Kenseth's engine was 3 grams too light.  JGR appealed, saying Toyota was responsible for the engine part.

 

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