NASCAR has issued fines to five crew chiefs for unsecured lug nuts during the race weekend at Pocono Raceway.
NASCAR fined four crew chiefs $10,000 each for having one unsecured lug nut on their cars following the two Cup races.
Scott Graves (Ryan Newman‘s No. 6 Ford) and John Klausmeier (Clint Bowyer‘s No. 14 Ford) were fined for unsecured lug nuts after Saturday’s race.
James Small (Martin Truex Jr.‘s No. 19 Toyota) and Rodney Childers (Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 Ford) were fined for unsecured lug nuts after Sunday’s race.
Danny Stockman, crew chief on Brandon Jones‘ No. 51 Chevrolet, was fined $2,500 for an unsecured lug nut after Saturday’s race. Jones was the race winner.
NASCAR has issued just one penalty from its Talladega race weekend.
In the Xfinity Series, Andy Street, crew chief on Anthony Alfredo‘s No. 21 Chevrolet, was fined $5,000 for one unsecured lug nut. Alfredo finished sixth for his third top-10 finish of the season.
NASCAR has issued its penalty report for the Bristol Motor Speedway race weekend.
The only penalty was a $10,000 fine for Chris Gayle, crew chief on Erik Jones‘ No. 20 Toyota, for having one unsecured lug nut after Sunday’s Cup Series race.
NASCAR has fined two Xfinity Series crew chiefs for unsecured lug nuts following Thursday’s race at Darlington.
Brian Wilson, crew chief on Austin Cindric‘s No. 22 Ford, and Richard Boswell, crew chief on Chase Briscoe‘s No. 98 Ford, were each fined $5,000 for one unsecured lug nut on their cars.
Briscoe won Thursday’s race for his second victory of the year.
Six cars were found to have unsecured lug nuts following Sunday’s Cup Series race at Darlington, NASCAR announced afterward.
Among those violations was the No. 20 Toyota of Erik Jones, which had two unsecured lug nuts. The penalty for two unsecured lug nuts is a one-race suspension for the team’s crew chief and a $20,000 fine.
That means Jones will likely be without crew chief Chris Gayle for Wednesday night’s race at Darlington, three days after Jones finished eighth at the track.
Together, Jones and Gayle also won last year’s Southern 500.
The other five violations were for single lug nuts. They were on the cars of Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Matt Kenseth and race winner Kevin Harvick. The penalty for one unsecured lug nut is a $10,000 crew chief fine.