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Denny Hamlin wins his Short Track Showdown at Langley

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Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Busch to win Thursday night’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown charity race at Langley Speedway.

The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown is a 200-lap Late Model charity race that benefits the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports cystic fibrosis research, as well as other youth initiatives.

Hamlin’s victory was his second in the event. Busch was going for his fourth victory in the event.

Results

1 – Denny Hamlin

2 – Kyle Busch

3 – Timothy Peters

4 – CE Falk

5 – Peyton Sellers

6 – Myatt Snider

7 – Justin S. Carroll

8 – Ruben Garcia

9 – Connor Hall

10 – Nick Smith

11 – Grayson Cullather

12 – Ty Gibbs

13 – Brendon Queen

14 – Philip Morris

15 – Casey Wyatt

16 – Colin Garrett

17 – Eddie Johnson

18 – Mason Diaz

19 – Mark Wertz

20 – Chris Johnson

21 – Chase Cabre

22 – Justin T. Carroll

23 – Doug Barnes

24 – Tyler Hughes

25 – Danny Edwards

26 – Nicholas Sanchez

27 – Matt Bowling

28 – Cody Carlton

29 – Ryan Vargas

30 – Brett Moffitt

31 – Bubba Johnston

32 – Terry Carroll

33 – Woody Howard

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NASCAR increases penalties for wheels and ballast falling off vehicles, mandates suspensions

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Citing safety, NASCAR announced Wednesday that crew chiefs and other key team members will receive a mandatory four-race suspension for a lost wheel or ballast falling off the car in each of the three national series.

NASCAR stated that a minimum four-race suspension would be given to a crew chief, tire changer and tire carrier for a lost wheel due to improper installation.

A crew chief, car chief and head engineer will receive a minimum four-race suspension for ballast falling off the car.

NASCAR stated in its update to the rule book: “NASCAR has categorized certain serious safety infractions that create a significant risk of injury or damage (e.g. separation of ballast weight or wheel(s) from the vehicle) under the P3 category. NASCAR considers such infractions to be very serious in nature and has therefore included pre-determined minimum Penalties to address the severity of such violations. NASCAR further reserves the right to escalate such safety related Penalties to higher Penalty levels when the infraction is considered to be more egregious in nature or displays a higher degree of negligent behavior.”

NASCAR has penalized a Sprint Cup and two Xfinity teams this season for weight falling off a car.

NASCAR penalized Premium Motorsports after weight fell off the No. 98 Sprint Cup car in July at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Crew chief Scott Eggleston was fined $25,000 and suspended for one race. Car chief Kevin Eagle also was suspended one race. Both were placed on probation through Dec. 31. Team owner Mike Curb was docked 15 points.

In the Xfinity Series, crew chief Gary Cogswell was fined $15,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31 after ballast from Ross Chastain’s car fell off during practice in May at Iowa Speedway. The weight struck Jamie Dick’s car, hitting it in the hood and the windshield before striking his helmet. Dick was uninjured.

NASCAR suspended Xfinity crew chief John Monsam and car chief David Jones one race each after a weight fell off Peyton Sellers’ car in practice in May at Dover International Speedway, causing Carl Long to crash. NASCAR also fined Monsam $15,000 and placed him on probation through Dec. 31. Sellers was docked 15 points, and Victor Obaika was penalized 15 car owner points.

 

Appeals panel upholds penalty to No. 97 Xfinity team from Dover race

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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld the P3 penalty Wednesday to Obaika Racing’s No. 97 Xfinity Series team for an incident at Dover International Raceway.

The team was penalized after the No. 97, driven by Peyton Sellers, dropped a weight on the track during a practice session, which then hit the car driven by Carl Long, damaging it and causing Long to crash.

The team was penalized with a $15,000 fine to the crew chief, John Monsam; a one-race suspension for Monsam and the car chief; probation for both Monsam and the car chief through Dec. 31 and and the loss of 15 championship driver and 15 championship owner points.

The team was only appealing the points deduction.

The incident violated the following in the NASCAR rule book

12.1 – Actions detrimental to stock car racing;

20.17.2.1b – Any and all ballast added to the vehicle must be bolted inside an added ballast container inside the main frame rails, and/or inside the front sway bar mounting tube.

Improperly attached weight; weight fell out of car.

The team has the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR rule book.

NASCAR penalizes 2 Xfinity teams, suspends crew chief and car chief for one team

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NASCAR has suspended crew chief John Monsam and car chief David Jones one race each after a weight fell off Peyton Sellers’ car last weekend at Dover and caused Carl Long to crash.

NASCAR announced Wednesday that Monsam also has been fined $15,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31. Sellers loses 15 points. Owner Victor Obaika is docked 15 points for the P3 penalty.

NASCAR also announced crew chief Nick Harrison has been fined $7,500 and placed on probation through Dec 31 for the No. 33 Xfinity car being too low in the rear during postrace inspection at Dover. Richard Childress was docked 10 owner points.

Attached weight fell off Sellers’ car late in Friday’s Xfinity practice and Dover. Carl Long could not avoid it and stuck the weight, which damaged his radiator. Water flowed on to his tires, and Long lost control, shooting up the track into the wall. He also came down the track and hit the inside wall.

Monsam told NASCAR Talk after the incident: “I cannot apologize enough. An error on our part. There’s no excuse for it. All we can be right now is very grateful that Carl did not get hurt. Mistakes happen. Nobody’s perfect. I think it’s just a coincidence that it happened a couple of weeks ago to someone else. All I can say is I will take every step to make sure we’re right with Carl and it will never happen again.”

The incident was the second time in the last month that weight had fallen off a car and been struck. Weight from Ross Chastain’s JD Motorsports car struck Jamie Dick’s car and his helmet last month at Iowa Speedway. NASCAR fined Chastain’s crew chief, Gary Cogswell, $15,000 and placed him on probation through Dec. 31 for the P3 penalty.

 

Crew chief after Xfinity incident: ‘I cannot apologize enough. There’s no excuse for it.’

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DOVER, Del. – Crew chief John Monsam could not do enough after tungsten fell off his car and struck Carl Long’s car causing Long to wreck Friday at Dover International Speedway – the second time in the last month weight has fallen off an Xfinity car.

The weight fell off Peyton Sellers’ car Friday morning during Xfinity practice. Long’s car ran over it, destroying the radiator. Water gushed on to Long’s front tires and he had no control, sliding up into the Turn 4 wall. After hitting, the throttle hung until he hit the inside wall.

Long was uninjured and working with his crew to prepare his backup car.

“I cannot apologize enough,’’ Monsam said after delivering four shocks to Long and his crew as they took parts from the primary car to put on the backup car. “An error on our part. There’s no excuse for it. All we can be right now is very grateful that Carl did not get hurt. Mistakes happen. Nobody’s perfect. I think it’s just a coincidence that it happened a couple of weeks ago to someone else. All I can say is I will take every step to make sure we’re right with Carl and it will never happen again.’’

Long was appreciative of Monsam’s apology and help, but the incident put him behind.

“It just killed us,’’ Long said. “It’s the best race car that I’ve got. First time I got a chance to race in a long time. This wasn’t a start and park.”

Long said he had no time to react on what he was planning to make his final lap in practice.

“I saw the dust as we entered the corner,” he said. “I saw a black speck but it was down on the ground.’’

Earlier this month, tungsten fell off the car of Ross Chastain’s car and struck Jamie Dick’s car and hit Dick in the helmet. Dick was uninjured.

NASCAR fined Chastain’s crew chief, Gary Cogswell $15,000 and placed him on probation through Dec. 31 for the P3 penalty.