NASCAR has issued penalties and fines to Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions found last Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The penalty drops Edwards from 1st to 7th in the Cup Standings.

The No. 99 car driven by Carl Edwards was found to be in violation of having a cover off of his oil tank, which was discovered during a post-race inspection.  at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

As a result, Edwards and car owner Jack Roush have been penalized 100 championship driver and 100 championship owner points, respectively. In the event the 99 team qualifies for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the team will not receive the 10 bonus points for the UAW-Dodge 400 victory used for determining the Chase seeding order. Crew chief Bob Osborne has been fined $100,000, suspended from the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, suspended from NASCAR until April 30 and placed on probation until Dec. 31.