NASCAR issues Cup Series lug-nut penalties after Miami
After the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway, those responsible for NASCAR imposed two penalties for the wheel nuts of the NASCAR Cup series.
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James Small, crew chief of Joe True's No. 19 team from Martin Truex Jr., and Chad Johnston, chief of crew of the Chip Ganassi Racing team No. 42 by Matt Kenseth, each received a $ 10,000 fine after it was determined that their cars were present A wheel nut is not safe during the post-race inspection on the 1.5 mile intermediate route in Florida. Truex was 12th, Kenseth 25th.
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There were also several penalties for the other two NASCAR national series. In addition to the previously announced penalties for Chase Briscoe's Ford Team No. 98 for a penalty for losing ballast before the race, numbers 11, 19 and 26 were driven by Justin Haley, Brandon Jones and Colin Garrett, respectively found that a wheel nut is not safe to inspect after the race. Crew chiefs Alexander Yontz, Jeff Meendering and Bryan Smith were each fined US $ 5,000.
In the Gander RV & Outdoors truck series, it was found that the Toyota No. 51, which Kyle Busch drove to Victory Lane, had a tie rod support and support that did not meet the specification and the team was lost at a loss of 10 owners rated points. The No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet, which Ross Chastain placed third, had an improperly installed wheel nut, and crew chief Paul Clapprood was fined $ 2,500.
The NASCAR Cup series returns on Sunday for the GEICO 500 on the Talladega Superspeedway (3:00 p.m. ET at FOX, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio).
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