I think the bigger issue is the penalty that was assessed at the restart. According to the rule book it should have been assessed after the race on his finishing position. Sliding him 3 spots back with 17 laps to go is not a penalty at all. It's a guaranteed clean 6th place start with plenty of time to pass the field.
Someone mentioned it earlier. Monster Energy Supercross, Monster Energy Kawasaki. Nuff said.
Bring on Daytona!