Three Xfinity crew chiefs fined, one suspended for lug nut violations

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Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. has been suspended for this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Talladega and fined $10,000 for only having 18 lug nuts secured on Daniel Hemric‘s No. 21 Chevrolet after last weekend’s race at Richmond.

Stockman is one of three Xfinity crew chiefs in trouble over lug nut violations.

Matt Swidersk, crew chief of Ty Dillon‘s No. 3 Chevrolet, and Mark Setzer, crew chief of  Quin Houff‘s No. 46 Chevrolet, have been fined $5,000 for only having 19 of 20 lug nuts secured.

Stockman’s punishment comes after Hemric finished a career-best third in his eighth race.

A Richard Childress Racing representative confirmed to NBC Sports that Chad Walter will serve as Hemric’s crew chief. Walter last served as a crew chief in 2012 with Team Penske. He has five wins in 207 Xfinity races as crew chief.