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NASCAR issues three lug nut penalties in final penalty report of season

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NASCAR has issued three penalties to crew chiefs for unsecured lug nuts following the championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Jason Ratcliff, crew chief on the No. 20 Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth, has been fined $20,000 and suspended one Cup points race for two unsecured lug nuts.

Ratcliff will be moving to the Xfinity Series to serve as Christopher Bell’s crew chief next season. The suspension is series specific. So he will be available to crew chief Bell in the season-opening race at Daytona.

Paul Wolfe, crew chief on Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford, was fined $10,000 for one unsecured lug nut.

In the Camping World Truck Series,¬†Phil Gould, crew chief on Ryan Truex‘s No. 16 Toyota, was fined $5,000 for an unsecured lug nut.

Three Cup crew chiefs fined for unsecured lug nuts at Pocono

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NASCAR has fined five crew chiefs, including three in the Cup Series, for having unsecured lug nuts last weekend.

Adam Stevens, crew chief for Kyle Busch, Brian Pattie, crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Matt Puccia, crew chief for Trevor Bayne, all were fined $10,000 for having one unsecured lug nut each after the Overton’s 400.

This is the third time the No. 18 team has been fined for an unsecured lug nut (Sonoma, Kentucky and Pocono II).

In the Xfinity Series, Phil Gould, crew chief of Ryan Reed‘s No. 16 car, was fined $5,000 for an unsecured lug nut at Iowa Speedway.

In the Camping World Truck Series, Trip Bruce, crew chief of the No. 52 driven by Stewart Friesen, was fined $2,500 for an unsecured lug nut at Pocono.

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