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“It’s a bad day to penalize anybody, whether it’s Juan Pablo Montoya, Brian Vickers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., anybody. That ruins our day, too,” Pemberton said. “It would have been great if Juan won at Indianapolis, or Dale Jr. didn’t speed at Bristol and could have won there.

“It’s not good for anybody when someone gets penalized. But we don’t turn a blind eye to breaking the rules.”