NASCAR Issues Dover/Vegas Penalties

In post race inspection in Dover, Delaware after the Monster Energy Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 the Furniture Row Racing number 77 car driven by Erik Jones was charged with having a loose lug nut. As a result of the infraction, crew chief Chris Gayle has been fined $10,000.


The number 14 Stewart-Haas Racing car driven vy Clint Bowyer was also found not to have all 20 lug nuts properly secured in post race inspection. NASCAR has fined crew Chief Mike Bugarewicz has been fined $10,000 for the infraction.

The Xfinity Series also raced at Dover last weekend and in post race inspection the number 21 Richard Childress Racing car driven by playoff contenderDaniel Hemric was charged with a loss of ballast. In practice on Friday one of the ballast bricks used to add weight to the car fell out of the rear of the car on to the track causing NASCAR to throw the red flag and retrieve the brick. As a result, crew chief Danny Stockman Jr., car chief Clint Almquist, and engineer Luke Mason have all been suspended for the next four Xfinity Series races.

The number 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Erik Jones was found to have a loose lug in post race inspection; as a result, crew chief Chris Gabehart has been fined $5,000.

The number 48 Chip Ganassi car driven by Brennan Poole also had a loose lug nut and crew chief Chad Norris was fined $5,000.

Last week the Camping World Truck Series raced out in Las Vegas where

The number 88 truck driven by Matt Crafton had a loose lug nut which resulted in crew chief Carl Joiner being fined $2,500.

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