DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Joe Nemechek and his Busch Series crew chief, Brian Pattie, were fined $5,000 apiece for using shock absorbers with stop nuts in last Saturday's Touchstone Energy 300 at Talladega, Ala., NASCAR said Tuesday.

The sanctioning body said Nemechek's team violated a rule barring use of parts or equipment not approved by NASCAR.

NASCAR said Nemechek's victory in the Busch Series race will stand because the violation was unintentional didn't give the team a competitive advantage.