NASCAR announces penalties from Bristol

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NASCAR suspended Xfinity crew chief Greg Erwin one race and fined him $10,000 because the Team Penske Ford of Ryan Blaney failed post-race front body inspection heights after finishing second last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR also noted that it was an encumbered finish and docked the team 10 car owner points for the L1 infraction.

That was the only penalty in the Xfinity Series. NASCAR did not penalize Ross Chastain for punching Jeremy Clements during a red flag in that race. Clements went to the infield care center to ice his left eye. He returned to race when the event resumed.

The only penalty in the Cup series from Bristol was to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team of Martin Truex Jr. NASCAR fined crew chief Cole Pearn $10,000 for a loose lug nut. It’s the second such penalty for the team this season. Pearn also was fined $10,000 after a lug nut violation at Las Vegas.

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