His car was found to be in violations of three NASCAR specifications during post-race inspection. One of those violations was that the shock absorbers on his car would not extend to a specified distance.
Gomez’s crew chief Craig Raudman has been suspended for the next two West Series races and until May 26 by NASCAR. He was also placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31, 2010.
All the other drivers in the race, except for winner Paulie Harraka, moved up a spot in the final order. Rookie Josh Combs moved up to second, followed by Gary Lewis, David Mayhew and Luis Martinez Jr.
Photo: The No. 22 Chevrolet driven by Jonathon Gomez did not pass post-race inspection in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series season opener at All American Speedway in Roseville. He was penalized by NASCAR and dropped from second to 23rd and last place. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images for NASCAR)