IndyCar: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Oct 25, 2020; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; PNC Bank Chip Ganassi owner Chip Ganassi reflects on his sixth Indy Car championship following the Firestone Grand Prix race on the Streets of St. Petersburg. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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NASCAR suspended team owner Chip Ganassi for a violation of COVID-19 protocols at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.

He also was fined $30,000.

NASCAR said Ganassi, 62, was penalized for allowing a "non-essential individual" into a restricted area.

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Pending an appeal, Ganassi will serve his suspension this upcoming weekend at the NASCAR Cup Series event at Homestead Miami Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing still will be allowed to enter its two cars — the No. 1 Chevrolet for driver Kurt Busch and the No. 42 Chevy for Ross Chastain — in Sunday's event.

--Field Level Media

This article originally ran on gwinnettprepsports.com.

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