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NASCAR officials issued a on Monday for violating COVID-19 event protocols

Officials on Monday said that Ganassi’s penalty was for bringing a non-essential individual into the restricted competition area. 

Ganassi violated Section 12.8.1.b of the NASCAR Rule Book, a subsection of the member conduct guidelines that includes compliance with COVID-19 event procedures.

Ganassi was also fined $30,000.

Pending a potential appeal, Ganassi is barred from this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Chip Ganassi speaks about driver Jimmie Johnson joining his IndyCar team for next season at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo: Mike Carlson, AP)

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