NASCAR has issued three fines for unsecured lug nuts during the Atlanta Motor Speedway race weekend.
Jeff Meendering, crew chief on Brandon Jones‘ No. 19 Toyota, was fined $5,000 for one unsecured lug nut.
Ryan Fugle, crew chief on Christian Eckes No. 18 Toyota, was fined $2,500 for one unsecured lug nut.
Greg Ely, crew chief on Timmy Hill‘s No. 56 Chevrolet, was fined $2,5000 for one unsecured lug nut.
There were no other penalties announce.
All three major NASCAR series were in action this past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Penalties were assessed to two teams in the Camping World Truck Series:
- Kevin Bellicourt, crew chief of the No. 24 Chevrolet (driven by Justin Haley), has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Event (at Phoenix) for an L1 penalty: Sections 184.108.40.206.1.2 and 220.127.116.11.2.2 Post-Race Front and Rear Body Inspection Heights — measurements were outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Team was also assessed with the loss of 10 driver points (to Haley) and 10 owner points. Also, the team’s fifth-place race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes.
- Ryan Fugle, crew chief of the No. 4 Toyota (driven by Christopher Bell) has been fined $2,500 for a safety violation: Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed.