NASCAR Issues Loudon/Kentucky Penalties

On September 26 NASCAR issued penalties in all three major racing series for a variety of infractions.


In the Monster Energy Cup Series the number 14 Stewart-Haas Racing car driven by Clint Bowyer NASCAR issued a lug nut violation when it was discovered that one of the 20 lug nuts was not properly installed during post race inspection after the race at Ne Hampshire Motor Speedway. As a result, crew chief Mike Bugarewicz was fined $10,000.

In the Xfinity Series after the race at Kentucky Speedway, the number two Richard Childress Racing number two car driven by Ben Kennedy was found to fail the minimum rear body height requirement. As a result Kennedy’s win has been deemed encumbered, Crew Chief Randall Burnett has been fined $10,000 and suspend from one race, and both the driver and owner Richard Childress have been docked 10 points.

In the Camping World Truck Series the Kyle Busch Motorspoirts number 51 truck driven by Todd Gilliland was charged with having an improperly sealed rear brake cooling assembly. As a result of the violation Gilliland’s third place finish has been ruled encumbered,Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion has been fined $5,000 and suspended from a race and truck owner Kyle Busch and Todd Gilliland have been docked 10 points.

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