Clint Bowyer

NASCAR slapping a team owner and his drivers with big penalties for manipulating the outcome of a race.

FOX News Radio's Steve Rappoport reports:

With seven laps to go at Richmond last Saturday, Ryan Newman lost the lead and his shot at the Sprint Cup.

(Announcer) "Caution flag is out, things change again!"

Clint Bowyer spinning out on ESPN on ABC. That set off a chain of events, giving the final playoff spot to teammate Martin Truex Jr. NASCAR concluding Bowyer spun intentionally, so Truex is out of The Chase and Newman is in. NASCAR President Mike Helton fining Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000, suspending GM Ty Norris indefinitely, and...

(Helton) "Each team will be fined 50 owner points and 50 driver points."

Courtesy NASCAR Media Group.

The Chase begins Sunday in Chicago.

Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.